Our Young Carers Team supports young people between the ages of 5 to 15 years old who help to look after someone in their family with an illness or disability.
We have a dedicated website for Young Carers - www.pkavscarershub.org.uk/YCindex
As part of the Carers Hub we have a Young Adult Carers Service (YAC) which is specifically aimed at carers aged between 16 to 25 years old.
We aim to support Young Carers in transition from childhood to adult hood by providing a range of support through one to ones, groups and respite break which helps address any social, emotional and educational concerns that many YACs may face when trying to balance caring and having a life of their own.
If you think you think you may be a Young Adult Carer, or know someone who is, you can access a referral form here or alternatively contact Jenny Bruce at Jenny.Bruce@pkavs.org.uk or Tel: 01738 567076
Our Adult Carers Service supports over 800 unpaid carers aged over 25. We have a team of friendly Support Workers here at PKAVS who work across Perth & Kinross to help with issues and offer support through various services including: One-to-one emotional support, organising training and events, monthly carer support groups, therapies and carer cafes.
We have an Adult Carers Development Worker who is responsible for organising useful training and fun social events for carers and professionals and we strive to keep our calendar of events up to date and relevant. Our Development Worker also helps coordinate the Carers Voice Forum which encourages carers past and present to get together and share their views.
We also have a dedicated Respite Development Officer who oversees the Time4Me Fund, the Carers Therapy Voucher Scheme and Respitality Project. We are constantly trying to tap into new funding pots and access new opportunities that will help unpaid carers take a break to recharge the batteries and support them to continue to care.
Our Day Respite Services are aimed at providing flexible and long-term respite for carers who feel isolated and enabling the cared for to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. We operate a Centre in Perth and Blairgowrie.
Activities are organised on a daily basis and include board games, quizzes, guest speakers, gentle exercise, baking and more!
The Perth Day Centre is based at The Carers Centre, Lewis Place, North Muirton, Perth PH1 3BD and people can attend any days between Monday and Friday.
The Blairgowrie Day Respite Centre is at Rattray Community Hall, Balmoral Road, Blairgowrie and people can attend on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.
If you would like more info on the Day Centre or to arrange a visit please contact:
Alison Martin in Blairgowire on 07749 715233/ Alison.Martin@pkavs.org.uk
As part of our service, we recently launched a Telephone Befriending Service. The service will offer, "a good friend on the phone", someone you can have a light-hearted chat with, or more importantly, be there to listen and give emotional and practical support. If you care for someone aged 65 and over we can organise regular calls at times that are convenient for you.
The service will run Mon - Thu 9am - 6pm and will finish at 5pm on a Friday. The number is 01738 452214 Jo and Mary would love to hear from you!
This is just a brief overview of the type of support we can offer at PKAVS Carers Hub. If you would like any more information you can call the office on 01738 567076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is lots of information on our website where you can also make referrals to the service - https://www.pkavscarershub.org.uk/Referral-Forms
We also stay in touch with carers through our Facebook page and keep that regularly updated with news stories and useful information - give us a like to keep up to date - www.facebook.com/PKAVSCarersHub
Last Modified: 24 October 2019