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Respite provided by PKAVS

Day Respite Centres

Our Day Respite Services are aimed at:

  • Providing flexible and long-term respite for carers who may feel isolated: either physically, geographically, socially or emotionally
  • Enabling the cared for to live as independently as possible for as long as possible

Activities are organised on a daily basis and include board games, quizzes, guest speakers and other organised activities such as gentle exercise, relaxation techniques, baking, painting and crafts.

We also regularly have day trips and organised holidays for both carers and those they care for.

Drop-in: Once you are registered with our Day Respite Centres you can access our service at shorter notice. We know that there may be times in your caring role that you require emergency respite and our staff will do all that they can to support you at these times.

Who may attend?

Those who do not require complex personal care. There are limited spaces and therefore assessments are carried out taking into consideration the needs of the cared for and the benefits to the carer. The Day Respite Centres are for adults over the age of 18. There are services for those under 18 years of age and we will be happy to provide you with information should you contact us for details.

Where can I attend?

Any days between Monday and Friday in Perth:

Perth Day Respite Centre, PKAVS, The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP

Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday in Blairgowrie:

Blairgowrie Day Respite Centre, Rattray Community Hall, Balmoral Road, Rattray, Blairgowrie

Some people come for 1 day and some people come for all 5 days!

Is there a cost?

Yes. We charge £25 per day.

What does this cost include?

5 hours at the Day Respite Centre, a three course lunch, refreshments, fully trained staff and organised activities. 

Do you offer transport?

Yes. However, this is limited by the area we can cover and spaces in our buses. We would urge you to get in touch to discuss your own requirements.

We understand that many carers are looking after someone with complex needs and it may be that our Day Respite Centre would not be suitable to meet the needs of everyone. 

If you are caring for someone with more complex needs we would urge you to contact us informally in the first instance to discuss these with our staff and they will advise you on whether the service would be suitable. We would endeavour to signpost you to an alternative service within Perth & Kinross if necessary. 

If you would like to find out more about the Day Respite Centres or to arrange a visit, please contact:

Care Inspectorate Report 

The Care Inspectorate is an independent body which provides information about care services in Scotland, their inspection reports and their current grades are made available so that you can make an informed decision when choosing a care home or service.

In January 2018 our Day Clubs had an unannounced inspection from the Care Inspectorate. Two areas of the service were inspected and we are really pleased to report that we received a score of 5 (6 being the highest) for both Quality of Care and Support and Quality of Leadership and Management. Our scores are a grade up on our last inspection and are reflective of the hard work and care that all the staff and volunteers put into each day. We are super pleased to share this with you and if you would like to read the full report click here

Monthly Social Carers Therapies

We know that a little pampering and some time to relax can make a difference and carers can access social therapies in a variety of areas throughout Perth and Kinross. 

Carers can enjoy a range of different types of therapies such as Reiki, Indian Head Massage and each session lasts around 45 minutes. These days also offer the chance for support and a chat over a cup of tea and some cake. 

To book a therapy you need to phone 1 week prior to the therapy date by calling 01738 567076.

Complementary Therapy Vouchers

Dont forget that if you have a carers support plan with Perth and Kinross Council or are registered with PKAVS you could also access the Therapy Voucher Scheme which gives you 12 therapy sessions from a list of Approved Providers. Click here for more information

For more respite opportunities and to find out what is on for Carers within your area please go to our 'whats on' tab.

Last Modified: 06/04/2018

What some carers have said about the therapies at PKAVS:

"Making me dedicate 1 hour to myself, switch off, relax - leave feeling more ready to face the week."

"They make me feel relaxed and less stressed and generally feel much better in myself. The company of the other carers before and after the therapies is a great help as well."

"Time to relax, improve health/breathing, chance to unwind and re-form self, meet with other carers"

"Relieves stress and relaxes me"

 Click here to make a referral to PKAVS Carers Hub

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Niki's Story

PKAVS Day Centre's Care Inspectorate Report

PKAVS Day Centre's Care Inspectorate Report

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