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Carers Week 2018

Carers Week (11th - 17th June) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring.

This Carers Week, we have organised a week full of fun and engaging events throughout Perth & Kinross to celebrate and recognise the amazing work unpaid carers do on an everyday basis.

Monday 11/06/18

Event: Kinross Coffee Morning

Time: 10am - 12pm 

Venue: Loch Leven Community Campus, Muirs, Kinross, KY13 8FQ

Contact: Gail Boath, 

Monday 11/06/18

Event: Auchterarder Coffee Afternoon

Time: 1pm - 3pm 

Venue: Archway Drop in Cafe, Auchterarder Parish Church, 24 Hugh Street, PH3 1DF

Contact: Gail Boath, 

Tuesday 12/06/18

Event: Carers Tea in the Park

Time: 11am - 2pm 

Venue: Bells Sports Centre, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HS

Contact: Linda McGougan, 

Please contact Linda to book a place at this event

Wednesday 13/06/18

Event: Young Carers Consultation Event

Time: 6pm - 8pm 

Venue: National Christian Outreach Centre, Riggs Road, Perth, PH1 1PU

Contact: Billy Morrison, 

Please contact Billy to book a place at this event

Thursday 14/06/18

Event: Young Adult Carers Garden BBQ

Time: 4pm - 7pm 

Venue: The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP

Contact: Helen Munro, 

Please contact Helen to book a place at this event

Friday 15/06/18 - ** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED **

Please note that Blairgowrie Tea Dance planned for this Friday 15th June has been cancelled due to a Bereavement of someone very dear to us. All staff would like to attend the funeral. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

We encourage all interested to come to A Trip Down Memory Lane Tea Dance planned for 26th June in Perth at McDiarmid Park. We have arranged transport to take anyone interested from Blairgowrie to this event. 

Please contact Marlena on 01738 567076 for more information.

Event: Blairgowrie Tea Dance

Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue: Milton Royal Hotel, 53 Allan Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AB

Contact: Alison Martin, 

Pleaes contact Alison to book a place at this event

Monday - Friday 

Event: Information and Advice for Carers Stall

Time: Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm (Tue & Wed 9am - 4pm)

Venue: Perth Royal Infirmary, Taymount Terrace, Perth, PH1 1NX

Contact: Marie Morris,  

Last year's Carers Week was such a huge success thanks to the engagement we had from the local communities and we hope to top that this year so please get involved! :) Click here to take a look back...

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Further information about additional events will be added when the details are finalised so please remember to keep up to date with our website and Facebook page!  

The organisation of our Carers Week events is overseen by our Development Worker Marlena Nowaczyk. If you have any questions or need help planning an event in your local area please contact Marlena on 01738 567076 or email 

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