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PKAVS Community Leadership Programme

August 8th 2022, By Jenni Keenan

And stand up you did, right across Perth and Kinross. A new wave of community leadership was borne from the Covid 19 pandemic. It has taken many guises. At PKAVS, we have been working hard with experienced trainers and educators, with backing from the Gannochy Trust, to bring an accessible, participative and FREE, values-based leadership programme to the third sector in Perth and Kinross. Together, we hope to empower future…

 

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

July 22nd 2022, By Jenny Bruce

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 effectively. The findings of the survey will help inform a Carers Trust campaign to improve the future support available to…

 

PKAVS Loneliness Consultation

June 24th 2022, By Graham Illsley

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 Jenny Bruce

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 from the Council or other providers. We also want to know about what challenges and barriers you have experienced in…

 

Versatile Venue Hire!

June 9th 2022, By Graham Illsley

Located in Perth City Centre, The Gateway can offer you multiple meeting room options, from large conference suites to smaller facilities, our venues will let you impress at your next pitch, interview, workshop, or event!

 

Take A Break - Family Fund

June 1st 2022, By Jenny Bruce

We welcome news of funding from the Scottish Government to support Take a Break Scotland, a short breaks grant programme to support carers taking a break.Take a Break Scotland is administered by Family Fund, providing grants to unpaid carers of disabled children and young people, aged 0 – 20 years old, with complex additional support needs, or serious or life-threatening health conditions.You can apply online now by visiting the Take…

 

Carers Week 2022

May 12th 2022, By Jenny Bruce

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 themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. The COVID-19 pandemic had a monumental impact…

 

Scotland's Census 2022

April 6th 2022, By Lauren Burns

People who have not yet filled in their census are being reminded it is their legal responsibility to do so and are encouraged to get help if they need it.

 

Carers Wellbeing Campaign

March 15th 2022, By Jenny Bruce

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

 

PKAVS 50th Anniversary

March 14th 2022, By Graham Illsley

This year, we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, half a century supporting thousands of local people and their communities, at the times when they need it most.

 

PKAVS has a valued team of over 80 staff and 100 volunteers whose skills and expertise enable us to reach our objectives and have the positive impact that we do.

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PKAVS relies on over 100 dedicated volunteers who help with all aspects of our work.

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