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. For more details on the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, you can visit https://www.pkavscarershub.org.uk/Carers---Rights
Our Blairgowrie Day Centre has been shortlisted for a Bags of Help grant. We offer a respite service up to 3 days each week and need your help to purchase new furniture for our Centre.
The Bridge Project will be for unpaid carers whose caring role has changed due to bereavement or the cared for person entering long-term care.
Please support our joint application with Pain Association Scotland to the Aviva Community Fund, to run a pain management course for carers in Perth voting is now OPEN.