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Scottish Huntington’s Association – NHS Tayside Service

  • Offer expert, informed, honest and practical support within Huntington’s disease community to empower individuals, families and groups to meet the challenges of Huntington’s disease.
  • We specifically offer one to one support for carers (i.e. in the home, going for a coffee); an annual carer’s conference; and support meetings held in Perth.
  • Contact: Paula McFadyen on 01382 424172 / 07739883942 or email

Alzheimer Scotland

  • Offer support and information to people worried about their memory, people living with dementia and people supporting a person with dementia.
  • Offering a local point of contact in Perth and Kinross and a 24 hour helpline on 0808 8083000
  • Support groups and Dementia cafes are available in Perth and Kinross – see Calendar of events
  • Contact Fiona Matthews on 01738 562358 or email

Positive Choices

  • Positive Choices supports people living with long-term health conditions. Additionally running self-management courses, well-being workshops and peer support groups throughout Perth and Kinross suitable for carers to attend - See calendar of events for groups and times.
  • Please contact 01738 440099 or email
  • Address: 24 Whitefriars Street, Perth, PH1 1PP

North East Sensory Services (NESS)

  • NESS provides a statutory social work service for all people with a hearing loss living in Tayside.
  • Their social workers provide:

o   Advice and information on aspects of disability

o   Advice about benefits to maximise access to benefits

o   Assessment of your needs including needs for aids and equipment

o   Emotional and practical support

  • Ness operates a duty social work service at certain times:

o   Perth – first Wednesday of the month from 10am to 12pm at St. Paul’s Centre, 14 New Row, Perth, PH1 5QA

o   Crieff – first Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Crieff Community Hospital, Day Unit, King Street, Crieff, PH17 3HR

Perth Autism Support

  • Offer support to children and young people up to the age of 18 who have a diagnosis of autism, are awaiting an assessment, or have a diagnosis of a sensory processing disorder or social communication difficulty.
  • Also offer support to the whole family including parent/carer, sibling and extended family who support an individual diagnosed with autism or are awaiting an assessment for autism.
  • Perth Autism Support offer various activities and groups for families/carers and individuals with autism including:

o   Social lunches

o   Zumba

o   Men’s group

o   Therapies

o   Workshops

o   Befriending

o   Respite and much more


  • VisionPK is a registered charity providing specialist support and services for visually impaired people of all ages living in the Perth and Kinross area.
  • They aim to enable the empowerment of all people with visual impairment to take a full and fulfilling role in society and to help them achieve the personal outcomes they aspire to.
  • VisionPK are currently in the process of developing a service for carers whether that be people who care for someone with a visual impairment or those with a visual impairment who are caring for someone else. For more information please contact Rachel Shankland on 01738 62669 or email
  • For general information or advice please contact 01738 626969 or email
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