Unpaid Carers

PKAVS supports thousands of unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross. We help people be individuals first, carers second. Our support is divided into distinct areas: Young Carers, Young Adult Carers, Adult Carers, Development, and Respite.

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Caring for Carers

Young Carers, Young Adult Carers and Adult Carers

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. We have tailored our carers information and advice, resources and downloads and contact information to suit you. Are you a Young Carer, a Young Adult Carer or an Adult Carer?

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We have tailored our carers information and advice, resources and downloads and contact information to suit you. Are you a Young Carer, a Young Adult Carer or an Adult Carer?

Young Carers

Young Adult Carers

Adult Carers

Latest Unpaid Carers News

PKAVS Loneliness Consultation

June 24th 2022, By pkavs

Loneliness and social isolation are associated with a reduced lifespan equal to someone smoking 15 cigarettes per day - and greater than someone with obesity. Loneliness is also linked to an increased risk of heart disease, dementia, anxiety, depression, addiction, and suicide.

 

Carers Strategy Consultation

June 22nd 2022, By pkavs

The Perth and Kinross Joint Carers Strategy expires at the end of 2022, and we need carers’ and professionals’ views to help shape the future of services. It is important for us to hear what unpaid carers think about the support they have in place, whether that is informal or…

 
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FAQs
- I have made a referral to PKAVS Carers Centre and haven’t heard anything back, who do I contact? - What is Self Directed Support (SDS)? - How long would I have to wait to get a Carer Support Plan completed? - I’ve heard that my Local Authority/Trust can support me as a carer – is that true? - What is an Adult Carer Support Plan? View All Unpaid Carers FAQs
 
 
The difference we are making
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Being part of Young Carers helped her in progressing onto university level study. This year was offered two places to study medicine, so she can train to be a doctor.

 
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Alyssa Munro

Young Carers Administration Officer (On mat leave)

Hello, I’m Alyssa and I am the Young Carers Administrator here at PKAVS. You will find me on reception most of the time. I also do sessional work with the Young Carers helping to run weekly respite groups and activities in the holidays.

Every year, we improve the quality of life of over 5,000 local people, our dedicated staff and volunteers are committed 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.

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