We understand that being a carer can be an emotional rollarcoaster and can leave you feeling stressed, isolated, guilty and alone. It can be hard to remember to take time for yourself and to know what could help to make you feel better. Talking to someone about your caring role and how this makes you feel may be the first step in finding out what support is out there.
PKAVS Carers Hub
PKAVS Carers Hub has support workers that would be willing to listen and offer advice and support. So whether you just need to chat or to find out about what support services are out there for Carers within Perth and Kinross you can give us a call on 01738 567076 or drop into The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.
PKAVS Carers Telephone Service
This service is targeted at unpaid carers where the person they care for is aged 65 years and over. The aim of the helpline is to provide regular contact for carers where they can talk about issues that they are facing as part of their caring role. A direct number is available which will let carers speak to someone who understands the difficulties and stresses carers face, allowing supports to be put in place as and when required. Click here to learn more about this service
Early Intervention and Prevention Team
The Early Intervention and Prevention Team is now the first point of contact for people who need access to health and social care services. The team is available from Monday to Friday, between 8.45 am and 5.00 pm by phone on 0345 30 111 20 or by email at AccessTeam@pkc.gov.uk. The number 0345 30 111 20 can be used outwith these hours to connect to the out-of-hours social work service.
Alternatively, Carers UK is a national organisation which could also offer you a listening ear and may be able to offer a variety of support to fit in with your life.
Carers Scotland is open Mon-Fri, 10am to 4pm
Call: 0808 8087777
Silver Line Scotland - helpline for older people
There are so many people that go for days without seeing or talking to anyone. They are bereaved, isolated, housebound or caring for someone else and just want to hear a friendly voice at the end of the phone - that's where Silver Line Scotland can help.
Silver Line is a confidential, free 24-hour helpline offering information, friendship and advice for older people, open every day and night of the year. there is no question too big, no problem too small and no need to be alone.
Call free on 0800 4708090 or visit their website www.thesilverline.org.uk
Last Modified: 06/04/2018
During these unprecedented times, a team of sports historians, project volunteers, museum professionals and health professionals are working together to support people who are experiencing social isolation. Through this online network, reminiscence is continuing to be supported, prompting conversations and discussions in households across Scotland