Carers Conference 2017
We welcome all unpaid carers and professionals to the Conference. Listen to informative talks and attend interactive workshops.
A Day in the Life of PKAVS
Our new video, demonstrating the diverse work our charity carries out every day!
PKAVS Young Carers Visit Canada!
10 Young Carers recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Canada!
Who are PKAVS?
We are a dynamic local charity with a Big Heart – from carers young and old, to adults recovering from mental ill-health, minority communities, volunteers, and voluntary groups – we work tirelessly throughout Perth and Kinross to improve wellbeing, connect communities, and help people to realise their potential.
Why support PKAVS?
Every year, we improve the quality of life of over 5,000 local people, our dedicated staff and volunteers are commited to enhancing the lives of people living in Perth & Kinross, working alongside them to succeed.
Through face-to-face support and working in partnership with others, we help individuals to overcome personal barriers and ensure they have every chance to achieve their goals in life.
Minority Communities Hub
"PKAVS helped me a lot. It has influenced my life in a way that I feel more confident. I feel I'm back on my feet again. I feel I can move forward and develop myself."
We give tailored support to people from minority backgrounds, with a focus on employment, education, finance, community development, and citizenship.
Third Sector & Volunteering Hubs
"The support PKAVS offers is exceptional, we need this type of professional advice to enable social enterprise entrepreneurs to feel confident and empowered."
As the Third Sector Interface for Perth & Kinross we support, develop, and connect voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprise, and volunteering.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub
"It has been a life changer, the support PKAVS has given me has been constant, I would not be here otherwise, the service they give is astounding."
We provide support and opportunities to individuals recovering from mental ill-health through a person-centred approach to care, with a focus on healthy living.
"Sometimes I would feel depressed ... I didn't know where to turn, and now that I've had all of this benefit through PKAVS I'm not as frightened of the future."
We give you the tools to help manage your caring role in an effective way, allowing you to plan for the future and have a full life outside of caring, ensuring you can focus on you.