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

Carers Week 2022

May 12th 2022, By pkavs

Carers Week 6 – 12 June: Make Caring Visible, Valued & Supported Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of…

 

Carers Wellbeing Campaign

March 15th 2022, By pkavs

The Scottish Government has launched its new Carers’ Wellbeing campaign with the help of Still Game star Jane McCarry.

 
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- Am I an unpaid carer? - What’s a short break? - I’ve heard that my Local Authority/Trust can support me as a carer – is that true? - How do I find out about courses and training that may help me in my caring role? - What kind of questions will I be asked at my Carer's Assessment? View All Unpaid Carers FAQs
 
 
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He had an amazing time and build up friendships with other young carers in the local area – his brother who is also a young carer was on the trip too, but they both made their own friendship groups whilst away.

 
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Liz Dunbar

Adult Carers Coordinator

My name is Liz Dunbar and I work at PKAVS as the Adult Carers Coordinator. I have worked at PKAVS for around four years, but have a long history of working in social care settings, both in the statutory and voluntary sector during my working life. PKAVS supports unpaid carers of all ages, living in Perth & Kinross, to access the help needed so that they feel better supported in their caring role. PKAVS offers support through young, young adult, and adult carer services and I oversee the development and delivery of the Adult Carers Service.

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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