Welfare Rights Outreach Sessions
How to access advice and information on benefits and other welfare rights issues in your local area.
Our Welfare Rights Advice Line 01738 476900 (option 1) is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday where experienced welfare rights workers can give you telephone advice and information on a wide range of benefits and money related matters including:
- Benefits and Tax Credits.
- Rent and/or Council Tax arrears and other debts.
- Being turned down for benefit or being sanctioned.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with your query or you can talk face to face with a welfare rights worker in a number of different locations within the Perth and Kinross area.
You can also access information on benefits and other available help on our Benefits and Advice webpages.
Council Offices and Buildings
Every month, there are welfare rights staff available to see in different council premises throughout Perth and Kinross.
These face to face sessions are available to anyone living within each particular area who is looking for welfare rights advice and information.
They are very popular with people who have difficulty using our telephone advice line or email service including people with hearing problems and those who have communication difficulties.
You do not need an appointment - just come along between the times shown.
Second Monday of the month.
|1.30pm to 4pm|
Breadalbane Community Campus, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy. PH15 2DU
|Blairgowrie||Third Thursday of the month||1.30pm to 4pm|
|Blairgowrie Area Office, 46 Leslie Street, Blairgowrie. PH10 6AQ||No|
|Crieff||Last Thursday of the month||2pm to 4pm|
|Crieff Area Office, 32 James Square, Crieff. PH7 3EY||No|
|Kinross||Second Thursday of the month||2pm to 4pm||14.09.17||Loch Leven Community Campus, Muirs, Kinross. KY13 8FQ||No|
|Perth - Letham/Hillyland||Every Monday||2pm to 4pm||Every Monday *No outreach during July/August*||Letham Area Office, Marlee Road, Perth. PH1 2HL||No|
|Pitlochry||Last Tuesday of the month||9.30am to 12pm||26.09.17||Pitlochry Area Office, 26 Atholl Road, Pitlochry. PH16 5BX||No|
PKAVS Minority Communities Hub
PKAVS Minority Communities Hub provides information, advice and advocacy to and on behalf of people from ethnic and migrant communities living in the Perth and Kinross area. If you are from a minority background and need welfare rights advice or assistance, you can meet face to face with one of our welfare rights workers at the Hub offices at The Gateway in Perth every second Tuesday morning. A translator will be provided if required. Meetings are by appointment only and you should contact PKAVS by telephone on 01738 567076 or by email email@example.com if you would like to make an appointment.
|Every Second Tuesday||9.30am to 12.30pm||Throughout the year starting 10.01.17.||The Gateway Centre, North Methven Street, Perth. PH2 8EP||Yes - please phone 01738 567076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
Cornhill Macmillan Centre
The Welfare Rights Team provides an enhanced Welfare Rights Service to people affected by cancer living in Perth and Kinross. If this applies to you and you would like to meet with one of our Macmillan welfare rights workers, simply come along to the Cornhill Macmillan Centre at Perth Royal Infirmary on a Wednesday morning. There is no need to make an appointment.
|Every Wednesday||10am to 12noon||Cornhill Macmillan Centre, Perth Royal Infirmary, Jeanfield Road, Perth. PH1 1NX||No|
Mindspace helps people manage their mental health through counselling and through their Recovery College. if you are a student of the Recovery College, you will be able to get face to face welfare rights advice and information every second Monday afternoon as follows:
|Second Thursday of the month||10.30am to 12 noon|
08.06.17 13.07.17 10.08.17 14.09.17
|Mindspace, 18-20 York Place, Perth. PH2 8EH||No|
Moredun Ward - Murray Royal Hospital
The Welfare Rights Team offers outreach sessions to inpatients of Moredun Ward, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth every second Wednesday as follows:
|Every Second Wednesday||2pm to 4pm||Throughout the year starting 11.01.17.||Moredun Ward, Murray Royal Hospital, Muirhall Road, Perth. PH2 7BH||No (but you must be receiving inpatient treatment or be a relative of someone receiving inpatient treatment).|
The Welfare Rights Team also holds a weekly outreach surgery at the Ninewells Advice Centre on the main concourse at Level 7, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY every Monday from 10am to 12 noon. This is a drop-in clinic and no appointments are required.
The Advice Centre also provides advice, advocacy and support services on a wide range of issues including welfare benefits, money worries/debt, housing, food and fuel, carers' information and support and volunteering. Additional services may be featured in due course.
|Every Monday *excluding 31/07/2017 & 07/08/2017*||10am to 12 noon||The Advice Centre, Level 7, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. DD1 9SY||No|
Positive Futures Project
If you are a family with benefit or other money issues, you can meet up with one of our "Positive Futures!" welfare rights staff at the following locations:
|Every Thursday *excluding 3rd, 10th, 17th August as Hub is closed*||1.30pm to 4pm||The Community Hub, Tulloch Square, Perth. PH1 2PW.||No|
If social media is more of your thing then you can get regular updates online. Simply like our PKC Welfare Rights Team Facebook page.