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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

Emergency Planning is important when someone depends on you, so that if anything happens to you they will get the support they need.  

This card could give you the peace of mind and reassurance that the person who depends on you will be safe, if something unexpected happens to you. 

To apply, complete our Emergency Carer's Card application form.

If you need help to apply, contact PKAVS on or phone 01738 567076 or email

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 Community alarm and telecare service page.

Complementary 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

Carers' Cafés and Support


Day and TimeOrganisationLocationMore Information
Every second Tuesday at 2pm to 3.30pmAlzheimer ScotlandAlzheimer Resource Centre, 7 George Street, PerthFor more information contact
Every Wednesday afternoon at 2pm to 4pmHealth and Wellbeing Cafe3.16 Café, King Edward Street, PerthOpen to carers and those they care for
First Wednesday of every month at 10am to 12pmDementia CaféNorth Church, Mill Street, PerthFor people with dementia and their carers
Every Wednesday at 10am to 12pmLetham for All, Butty and a BletherRannoch Road, Perth PH1 2DONot specifically for carers, all are welcome.
Every Wednesday at 2pmPKAVS Carers Choir, Gie It LaldyPerth Theatre, 185 High Street, Perth PH1 5UW 
Every Thursday at 6pmPerthshire Welfare SocietyPerth Business Centre, Unit 3, 28 Glasgow Road, PerthFor minority communities



Day and TimeOrganisationLocation
Every second Tuesday at 10am to 12pmKinross Drop-inKinross Day Centre, 64 High Street, Kinross, KY13 8AJ


Crieff and Auchterarder

Day and TimeOrganisationLocationMore Information
Every Monday at 1pm to 3pmAuchterarder Archway Community Café24 High Street, Auchterarder

First Monday of the month with Carer Support. Light lunch provided.

Second Thursday of each month at 10.30am till 12pmRoyal British LegionHall Perth Road, Crieff PH7 3EB 



Day and TimeOrganisationLocationMore Information
Third Thursday of each month at 10.30amAberfeldySchoolroom at the rear of Aberfeldy Town Hall

First Monday of the month with Carer Support. Light lunch provided.

 Happy HighlandersVarious - social events and outings arranged throughout the year Supporting carers and those they care for.


Last modified on 18 March 2024

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