12th JUNE - 18 th JUNE 2017

Perth and Kinross,
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Carers Week 2017

Come and celebrate with us this Carers Week! PKAVS Carers Hub have been working hard to organise a week full of fun filled and free events dedicated to celebrating unpaid carers!

Carers Week poster 2017

Additional respite vouchers can be provided if required. For more information and booking please contact Kerry on 01738 567076.

 Get involvedPKAVS Carers Hub are trying to raise as awareness of unpaid carers during Carers Week 12th - 18th June. Here's a few ways you can get involved in the #CarersTakeOver2017:

  •  Join our Thunderclap - http://thndr.me/jF8XcJ 
  • Change your profile picture to our Twibbon - http://bit.ly/2p9Q5bN 
  • If you work with an organisation, why don't you and your team have a Dress Down Friday on Friday 16th June and each donate £1 to PKAVS Carers Hub by texting PKCW17 £1 to 70070
  • Promote our events with your friends, family, neighbours and colleages
  • Want to share information on your social media pages but stuck for ideas? Have no fear - PKAVS Carers Hub will be streaming live from events and sharing Carers Facts during Carers Week. Just click share and you're doing your part!

Here are also some suggested tweets you can use:

  • 3 in 5 of us become carers at some point in our lives. Find out more support here http://bit.ly/2pJ7hXl 
  • 7 in 10 working carers have felt isolated and lonely in the workplace because of their caring responsibilities. Did you know that PKAVS helps employers become Carer Positive? http://bit.ly/2qDdgx6 
  • 47% of carers have been in debt and half are struggling to make ends meet, cutting back on food and heating as a result. If you are a carer struggling financially, please get in touch http://bit.ly/2pJ7hXl 
  • 8 in 10 carers say their health is worse because of caring - PKAVS have monthly therapies you can access http://bit.ly/2qvimOU 
  • There are at least 29,000 young carers in Scotland who are taking on practical or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be exepected of an adult https://youtu.be/ILADK_cMwtw 
  • 61% of carers thought there health would be improved by more regular breaks from caring. Find out about respite http://bit.ly/2pc9J7W 
  • Only 36% of student carers felt able to balance commitments such as work, study and family/relationships compared to 53% without caring repsonsibilties http://bit.ly/2qvB7lc 
  • 81% of young carers worried about the health of the person they care for and 67% worried about their own health http://bit.ly/2p9kiHM 

If you can get involved just a little or alot , make sure you share your support on social media:

  • Take lots of pictures
  • Tag us (@PKAVS on Facebook and @PKAVScharity on Twitter)
  • Use our hashtag #ICareForCarers