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Support for carers in the community

Information about the various supports which can be found in the community to help you in your caring role.

Adult Carer Support Plans

The Council has a duty to provide you with an opportunity to speak to someone about what help would be useful to your caring role.  A 'Carers Support Plan' will be written outlining the support which may help you to remain in your caring role.

To arrange an appointment, call the Early Intervention and Prevention service on 0345 30 111 20 or email

Emergency Carer's Card

This is a free service for Carers. If you are the carer of someone who would be at risk if something were to happen to you or the parent of a child with complex additional support needs, the Carer's Card could give you the peace of mind and reassurance that the person who depends on you will be looked after in an emergency situation.

If you wish to register, please complete an icon Emergency Carer's Card application form [302Kb] and sent to:
Community Alarm Scheme, Perth & Kinross Council, Beechgrove House, Hillend Road, PERTH, PH1 1DL or forward by Email to:

Telecare service

Telecare, also known as community alarms, provides peace of mind for individuals and their families through a 24-hour response service. More information is available on our Telecare service page.

Complimentary Therapies

Following completion of a carers support plan, if you feel complementary therapies may help you to relax and to recharge your batteries please contact PKAVS Carers Hub on 0345 30 111 20 or email

PKAVS Carers Hub

This is a multi-agency website which aims to be the one stop shop for unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross.  If you would like to find out more about PKAVS Carers Hub please visit

Young Carers and Young Adult Carers

If you are a young carer (8-16 years) or a young adult carer (16-25 years) and require support, please visit the  PKAVS Carers Hub

Contact details

Early Intervention and Prevention Team

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 0345 30 111 20