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Our Vision for 2023 – 2025 is a Perth & Kinross where

people flourish and their communities thrive.

Our Four Values

Our Six Strategic Objectives

We Show Compassion

We create an environment for each other and for the people we serve which is safe, warm, and welcoming and has a family feel. We take care of our own and one another’s mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing in good and bad times. We show respect and empathy for others.

We’re In This Together

We work as one team, putting we before me, willingly sharing our talents, resources, and experiences. We trust that we’ll all do a great job, removing obstacles and finding solutions to achieving our goals and charitable aims. When a mistake happens, we don’t judge but support each other to put it right and learn for next time. When we say we’ll do something, we do, striving to go above and beyond whenever we can.

We Speak From The Heart

We communicate respectfully, openly, and honestly – even when it feels hard and uncomfortable. We’re not afraid to be vulnerable with each other. We encourage each other to speak up. We challenge and support each other to live our values.

We Make An Impact

We prioritise the people we serve to enable them to see a positive way forward. We measure our impact, seeking and acting on feedback so that we can keep improving. We celebrate our individual and team successes. We work hard to create a positive experience for everyone who engages with us.

People & Culture

PKAVS is a great place to work with a positive, inspiring work culture, underpinned by our values.

Financial Sustainability

We have diversified our income streams ensuring long term financial stability.

Service Excellence

We have simplified and strengthened our services to ensure they are fit for purpose and easily accessible for the people we serve.

Operational Effectiveness & Impact

We are a productive and sustainable organisation that delivers measurable impact.

Brand & Reputation

We have an enduring brand that has a far-reaching positive reputation.

Board Risk & Governance

We have robust risk and governance plans underpinned by a capable and committed Board of Trustees.

A Background to our Vision & Mission

We created our Vision because we believe that people flourish when they are listened to, engaged with, and feel that they are a part of something. They achieve a deep sense of wellbeing, meaning, and purpose, even in the face of challenge, uncertainty, and adversity when they have a say in what happens in their lives.

Communities thrive, when:

  • People are enabled to live fulfilled lives;
  • they are meaningfully involved in matters that affect their lives and communities;
  • people and communities connect with, understand, and support one another;
  • and people and communities have places, spaces and technologies that they can use to make good things happen.

A Background to PKAVS

PKAVS is a large Perthshire charity helping people to flourish and communities to thrive throughout Perth & Kinross, for over 50-years. Every year, we improve the quality of life thousands of local people, including adults with mental ill-health, young and adult unpaid carers, volunteers, the local Third Sector, and older people.

Through support and working in partnership, we help individuals to overcome personal barriers and ensure they have every chance to achieve their goals in life, particularly at the times when they need it most. We work alongside the NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council, Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership, the Scottish Government, and many others to help as many people as we can to help them flourish and to support their
communities to thrive.

We are a charity with a big heart and a long history of giving, and have been helping individuals and families across Perth & Kinross since 1972. Through our services and support for Unpaid Carers, Mental Health & Wellbeing, the Third Sector, and Volunteering, we bring support and connections to those who need it most in our local communities, whilst strengthening Perth & Kinross’ voluntary sector.

You can find out more about us by visiting our publications page or by getting in touch at admin@pkavs.org.uk or calling 01738 576076.

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