PKAVS Young Carers have provided another jam-packed fun-filled Easter Holiday programme for young carers across Perth and Kinross.
This included 9 young carers aged between 12-15 years enjoying a residential to Outward Bound which involved camping, canoeing, rock climbing and much more!
We also took 12 young carers aged between 7-9 years to enjoy a residential to Hopscotch - they had a great week doing walking, horse riding, playing at the beach, speed boats at Glencoe and a Gondola at the Ben Nevis range.
In addition to the two residentials they held a sports day event at Bells Sports Centre, and a day out to M & D's theme park.
Overall 72 young carers enjoyed either a trip or residential throughout the Easter holidays allowing them to have time away from their caring role, spend time with friends and be children first and carers second.
This year the Young Carers team have organized a jam-packed Christmas Extravaganza on the 15th December, 11am to 3pm at The Gateway in Perth.
The Scottish Government is consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland.
Last night the BBC shone a light into the reality of being a young carer. This is Katie's story.