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

Calling on all unpaid carers to take a survey on what support you need in your caring role!

July 22nd 2022, By pkavs

Calling on all unpaid carers to take a survey on what support you need in your caring role! Carers Trust has launched a survey of unpaid adult carers to find out what support unpaid carers need from government. The survey also asks how social care reform could support carers more…

 

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.

 
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FAQs
- What happens with hospital discharges if I am an unpaid carer? - What is a Young Carer Statement? - Where will my Carer's Assessment take place? - I have made a referral to PKAVS Carers Centre and haven’t heard anything back, who do I contact? - I’ve heard that my Local Authority/Trust can support me as a carer – is that true? View All Unpaid Carers FAQs
 
 
The difference we are making
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‘Brian’ is a 14 year old boy who lives with his mum and three sisters. Brian is a very anxious young man who has barely attended or engaged with school over lockdown. He has had debilitating anxiety in regards to COVID-19 and how this is managed by others outside the home. Brian cares for his mum who has a myriad of physical and mental health illnesses and his sisters who have ASD. Brian has been receiving one-to-one tuition from a tutor attached to our Education Attainment Service, and has built…

 
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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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