The Carers Conference is an annual event for unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross. The event included presentations, Q&A discussion panels and workshops. It was organised by PKAVS Carers Hub in collaboration with Perth & Kinross Council and NHS Tayside and took place on Thursday 16th November 2017 at Dewars Centre in Perth.
We welcomed 144 delegates to this year's conference. The event brought together unpaid carers (60) and staff (84) working in the health and social care sector throughout Perth & Kinross who were interested in learning more about the various services that support unpaid carers.
The aim of the event was to bring carers and professionals together and raise awareness of unpaid carers work, issues they face and the contribution they make to the health and social care. For carers to make them feel appreciated and listened to, for professionals to identify ways to tackle concerns and problems faced by carers on a daily basis. Also to inform carers and all staff of the important changes in the landscape of caring such as the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, an important eligibility criteria consultation being carried out and the available funding for carers respite.
We have published an event report which gives you an overview of the event and contains information and links useful both for attendees and for those who were unable to attend.
Weren't able to make it on the day?
You can now watch all the presentations below:
(All the videos by courtesy of Raylla Duarte, PKC Multi-Media Content Developer)
Would you like to know more about the options and opportunities available to you in the local area?
Within our newsletter, we hope that you will find useful contacts, information, and details of support available for Carers within Perth & Kinross and further afield.