Support for adults and older people within Perthshire.
The council’s Older People’s Services offer a range of support services to help Adults and Older people within Perthshire area. Their website has a wide range of information on services available for Adults and Older People.
Topics such as Self Directed Support, Day Care, Power of Attorney, Community Alarms are all available on the website.
Support for adults and older people can be confusing, but the council are readily available to give advice and support.
Age Scotland is a national charity for older people, working to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50. Their mission is to inspire, involve, and empower older people in Scotland, and influence others, so that everyone can make the most of later life. They inspire older people by encouraging them to realise the opportunities and overcome the challenges of later life. They involve older people by connecting and engaging with them through our networks, and enabling them to participate in groups and their communities. They empower older people by helping them obtain valuable and accessible information and advice to help them understand their rights, make informed choices and access appropriate support. They influence others by promoting understanding of older people’s rights and interests, and shape and build support for reforms to the law, policy and practice.
Age UK website has lots of resources available well worth a read. There website is : https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/
Age UK also has a helpline that is free to call, its confidential and is a tool for older people, their carers and families in Scotland. They have skilled advisers who provide information and advice on a range of topics. They also provide friendship for when you just need a friendly chat. Telephone number : 0800 12 44 222. Available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
PKAVS (Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service) is a local charity based in Perth, Scotland that provides support and services to individuals and community groups across Perthshire including Bankfoot, Dunkeld, Scone and Crieff & Comrie. They provide some of the services below:
Support for individuals:
PKAVS provides a range of support services to help individuals in need in the Perthshire area. This includes mental health support, counselling, befriending, and carers support. They also offer support for young carers, and help for people with long-term health conditions.
Support for community groups:
PKAVS provides support and advice for community groups in Perthshire, helping them to establish and develop their organisations. They offer training, funding advice, and support with governance, management and volunteers.
PKAVS runs the Carers Hub which provides information, advice and support for unpaid carers in Perth and Kinross. They offer training, counselling, and peer support, as well as help with accessing benefits and services.
Mental Health Services:
PKAVS runs a range of mental health services, including the Wellbeing Centre, which offers a range of therapies and activities to support mental wellbeing, and the Mindspace Recovery College, which offers courses and workshops on mental health and wellbeing.
PKAVS is a valuable resource for individuals, community groups, and carers in Perthshire. Through their support services, volunteering opportunities, and mental health services, they provide crucial help and support to those in need across the region.