Coronavirus: Third sector support
View updates from local third sector organisations about their services
View our Perth & Kinross Mental Health Directory of Services [530Kb] which includes national services, telephone help lines and useful websites. Some of our local third sector organisations are noted below:
Local third sector organisations:
Current operating arrangements
|Perthshire Women's AID|
Telephone 01738 639043 10am to 2pm
Out with these hours please leave a message on our voicemail system and a support worker will contact you as soon as they are available.
|Centre for Inclusive Living in Perth and Kinross|
Staff are working from home and are able to pick up emails and phone calls as normal.
|Support in Mind Scotland/ Perth & Kinross Carers||Telephone available Monday - Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am - 4pm: 0300 323 1545||www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk|
Mindspace offer tele or e-counselling to existing clients and those on the waiting list, along with Peer Support and the Recovery College.
|Ethnic Minorities Law Centre|
Staff intend to make more use of post, telephone, emails and Skype wherever possible
Perthshire Pride is a celebration of equality and diversity. At the moment, we are focusing our efforts on creating online content, supporting people remotely and organising online events!.
Our helpline provides thousands of hours of support and advice to thousands of people every year, many who feel like they have nowhere else to turn
|LGBT Helpline Scotland|
We provide information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. We are also here to support those questioning or wanting to discuss their sexuality or gender identity.
|Victim Support Scotland|
Victim Support Scotland provides emotional support and practical advice to anyone affected by crime, regardless of whether this has been reported to the police. We support victims, witnesses, friends, family members etc. VSS Perth & Kinross is one of the Third Party Reporting Centres in the area - this means individuals can come for support and advice regarding reporting the matter, individuals can remain anonymous and do not have to speak with the Police directly unless they want to.
Generic Community email:
Generic Court email:
Community Office telephone (Currently being redirected to a work mobile):
National Helpline number:
|LGBT Youth Scotland||Staff have a live chat service will continue to run every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm - 8pm. |
All internal and external meetings will continue to be held but move to video chat and phone.
|Gypsy/Traveller community||A Facebook page has been set up for the Gypsy/Traveller community with information about COVID-19||https://www.facebook.com/GypsyTravellers-ScotlandCoronavirus-information|
|MECOPP Gypsy/Traveller Carers Project||Staff have remote working capacity||www.mecopp.org.uk|
|Perth and Kinross Credit Union||Our opening hours are Monday-Friday 10am-12pm. The Credit Union are not taking any new members who are applying for loans on at this time.||www.pkcu.org.uk|
|Perth and Kinross Foodbank|
The Foodbank are only dealing with issues relating to our volunteers, food donations and parcel distribution.
Monday - closed
In order to minimise the risk to customers, staff and volunteers at Perth and Kinross Foodbank in Cutlog Vennel Perth new social distancing protocols will be in place with effect from Friday 27 March.
Visitors to the Foodbank are respectfully asked to enter via the High Street and exit via Mill Street and to follow the social distance marking which will be in place. PKC staff will be on hand to assist. Please ensure only essential visits are made at this time and any donations should be placed at designated supermarket drop-off points where possible.
|Perth Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)||Staff are providing advice by telephone and email or by letter.|
Please note that our telephones are extremely busy so email may be a better option, where this is possible
PKAVS Carers Hub - contact by telephone:
|PKAVS Minority Communities Hub||Helpline service hours will be extended to 10am-4pm.||www.pkavs.org.uk|
|Saints Community Trust|
Saints in the Community have launched new online Football Reminiscence activities during the coronavirus. They launched the activities on social media at the beginning of the week and they can be found on their website.
|www.saintsinthecommunity.co.uk or https://www.saintsinthecommunity.co.uk/resources.php for activities|
|Ethnic Minorities Law Centre||Staff are providing use of post, telephone, emails, Skype and video calls.|
If anyone has an enquiry please call us on: 0141 204 2888
Telephone advice line for members of the public runs on: Monday to Friday, 09:30am to 10:30am.
Our 2nd tier advice line for workers of partners/organisations operates on: Monday to Friday, 09:00am to 5:00pm
You can also email us your enquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
VisionPK are open for calls requesting information, support or advice about visual impairment or hearing loss, every weekday, 9.00am - 4.00pm on 01738 626969
Outwith these times, people can leave a message on our voicemail or e-mail us at email@example.com
Hearing Aid batteries are still being posted out, if you need batteries you can email Rhona.Campbell@visionpk.org.uk
|Royal Voluntary Service||The Service is offering support for shopping, prescription collections and their transport service. From Mid August at a flat rate of £4.20 will be introduced for the first 3 miles and then 65p per mile thereafter. This is to cover volunteer costs.||https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/|
|Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross|
Staff are working from home but can offer support, via email and telephone.
Hours are 9-5pm Monday - Friday.
Call us on: 01738 587887