We’re delighted to invite all carers and professionals working with carers to our annual Carers Conference taking place on Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9.30am – 3.30pm at Dewars Centre, Glover St, Perth PH2 0TH.
The event is organised by PKAVS Carers Hub in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council and Health and Social Care Partnership and aims to celebrate unpaid carers and recognise the vital contribution they make. It is an event with talks and presentations relevant to carers, where issues and challenges they face are put forward and discussed.
This year the focus of the conference will be around having a choice, Personalisation and Self-Directed Support. There will be an opportunity to meet people, network and hear carers speak about their experiences. We have a range of workshops, from mediation and laughter yoga to engaging and informative ones about dealing with chronic pain or making local connections.
To find out more, register your interest in attending or holding a stall please contact Marlena on 01738 567076 or Marlena.Nowaczyk@pkavs.org.uk
The Home Energy Advice Service, funded by Perth and Kinross Council is offering free advice on energy saving and an assessment of your home for damp and condensation issues.
Coalition of Carers in Scotland is undertaking a survey to find out whether carers living in Scotland are aware of their rights. Since The Carers (Scotland) Act came into force last 1st April 2018, the legislation aimed to extend the rights of unpaid carers living in Scotland to make sure that they are able to have a life alongside their caring role.