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PKAVS Carers Hub are taking part in Carers Week 2017 (running between 12th June - 18th June) to raise awareness of, recognise and celebrate unpaid Carers in Perth and Kinross.
An unpaid carer is someone who helps look after a relative, friend or neighbour who can no longer manage on their own due to illness, addiction, disability or frailty. It could be a few hours a week or round the clock, in your own home or down the motorway.
Everyone is welcome to the fun events we are holding throughout the week:
We are also working closely with employers (including Aviva and SSE) and various education settings (including primary and secondary schools, and Perth College) to help promote Carers Week throughout Perth and Kinross.
Being a carer is much more common than you think - it is estimated that 3 in 5 people will become a carer at some point in their lives. There are 759,000 adults carers in Scotland, which is 17% of the adult population and there are an estimated 29,000 young carers in Scotland, which is 4% of the under 16 population.Carers come from every walk of life. Regardless of age, gender or culture, if you are looking after another person on a regular basis, you are a carer. Every carer’s story is unique and many do not see themselves as a carer, they feel they are fulfilling a role that anyone else would do in a similar situation.
PKAVS Carers Hub
PKAVS Carers Hub supports over 1,000 unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross from the age of 8. We help people be individuals first, carers second.
We support unpaid carers to make social connections, increase their skills and knowledge in relation to their caring voice and elevate their voices to be heard when important service developments are being made in the community.