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.
Alternatively, email email@example.com 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.
Information on benefits and other available help can be accessed on our Benefits and Advice web pages.
You can meet up with one of our welfare rights staff at the following locations:
|Every Second Thursday||1.30pm to 4pm||Throughout the year starting 03.01.19|
The Community Hub, Tulloch Square, Perth, PH1 2PW.
|Second Thursday of the month||1.30pm to 4pm||Throughout the year starting 13.06.19||Fairfield Housing Association, 5 Fairfield Avenue, Perth, PH1 2TF.||No|
|Last Friday of the month||10am to 1pm||Throughout the year starting 31.05.19||Letham Community Health and Well Being Hub, Tweedsmuir Road, Perth, PH1 2HJ||No|
|Every Second Wednesday||2pm to 4pm||For an initial 6 sessions starting on 31.07.19||Ardblair Medical Practice, Ann Street, Blairgowrie PH10 6EF||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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make an appointment.
|Every Second Tuesday||9.30am to 12.30pm||Throughout the year starting 08.01.19.||The Gateway Centre, North Methven Street, Perth, PH2 8EP||Yes - please phone 01738 567076 or email email@example.com|
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 one of our outreach surgeries. 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|
|First Friday of the month||10am to 12noon||Loch Leven Health Centre, Muirs, Kinross, KY13 8FP||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 09.01.19.||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).|
If social media is more of your thing then you can get regular updates online. Simply like our PKC Welfare Rights Team Facebook page.