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Listen to Niki's Story

Meet Niki.

She is a mum of four children who lives in Perth. Niki is also a full-time carer for two of her children and had never received support until two years ago. She did not know she was a carer and had the right to receive a range of support.



A new legislation that just came into force on April 1st 2018 reinforces the rights of unpaid carers in Perth and Kinross to receive the support and assistance they need.

Like Niki, you may not describe yourself as a carer, it’s just what you do as a husband, wife, partner, parent, relative or friend. However, the new national legislation - the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 - ensures that unpaid carers, including young carers, have a right to access a range of support and help to make their lives easier.

If you would like more information about what support is available to you as an unpaid carer you can telephone 01738 567076. 

Book your place for the Carers Conference

Book your place for the Carers Conference

Young Carers Christmas Extravaganza

Young Carers Christmas Extravaganza

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Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside
ALLIANCE Engagement Events
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Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
Meet every 6 weeks
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What is the difference between a Council and a PKAVS support plan?