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tayside contracts vacancies

Tayside Contracts provides the essential public services to the communities in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross.  We have approximately 2,500 employees covering over 3,000 posts, working in more than 420 establishments across Tayside, this includes offices, schools, depots, our quarry, the central production unit (catering) and some private buildings.  Our activities are very diverse, and we have roles in:

  • Catering
  • Construction
  • Facilities
  • Transport
  • Support Services

One employee, multiple roles

Did you know that at Tayside Contracts you can work in more than one role?  If you have found the role for you and are interested in more hours, why not consider applying for additional roles?  Some of our employees work as a School Crossing Patroller before and after school hours, then during the day they work in catering, cleaning, or sometimes both! This is a great opportunity to work for one employer.

Job Vacancies by Tayside Contracts (tayside-contracts.co.uk)

Hub Supervisor, Kinloch Rannoch Primary School
Catering in Perth and Kinross, Closes: Tue 27th February
You will be responsible for providing a quality catering service which involves food preparation, regeneration and presentation.  Kinloch Rannoch is approximately 74 miles from Dundee and 49 miles from Perth
Hours: 25 hours per week 8.30am-2.00pm
Salary: £307.25 (£259.87) Per week
Ref: 18422

BIRNAM AND DUNKELD LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMME
For Primary School Children at Erigmore Leisure Park in Birnam PH8 0BJ
SWIMMING CLASSES starting on Thursday 22 February 2024
WITH PLACES AVAILABLE FOR ALL

CLASS TIMES:

THURSDAY:
4.00 – 4.30pm:       Beginners (STA Octopus 1)
4:30 – 5:00 pm:      Beginners (STA Octopus 1)
5.00 – 5:30pm:       Beginners (STA Octopus 1)
5:30 – 6.00pm :      Post-beginners/Elementary (Octopus 2 or 3)

Intermediate/Advanced (Goldfish 1, 2 and 3) will be available as we progress.  Levels might change according to demand.

Adult classes also available to suit the level and availability of the learners.

 To book a place or for further information email David on davidhigh2018@outlook.com or phone/text  07926621865 - STA certified teacher, STA certificates and badges

Green Living Fund - Groups within Highland Perthshire have bid for funding to tackle climate change and cost of living.

Vote now to help a local project access funding to help make their ideas a reality.  Community groups in Highland Perthshire have already done the hard work by pulling together bids to the Council’s Green Living Fund to ask for a share of £20,000 to support projects that tackle the cost of living crisis and climate change locally. Now who wins funding is up to you.  Voting closes on March 1. Vote now at: https://pkc.communitychoices.scot/budgets/2/investments?heading_id=7

all 5 highland group.pdf

Perth Museum Opening Weekend – Take to the Stage!
Perth Museum is opening on March 30 with celebrations planned across the city, free for all to attend.  Workshops, performances and entertainment are all scheduled for the city centre, as well as activity throughout Perth and Kinross.  Our area is full of talented people and we’re giving them a chance to show off to visitors over the weekend.

 We’re inviting community groups, musicians, individuals and performers of all types to take to our city centre stage on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March. Small grants of up to £300 are available for groups to come from across Perth and Kinross to assist with travel or any costs.

A full printed programme and an online version will be available in early March.  Groups can be up to 10 people and a PA system will be made available.  Timing slots will be on the hour and half hour and performances should be between 10 and 15 minutes. Groups must be based in Perth and Kinross.  If you or your group want to take to our highlight stage to celebrate the opening weekend, we’d love to hear from you.  Send a short email with your group name, where you are based in Perth and Kinross, the type of performance, what technical help you require and what financial support you need.  Please indicate if there’s a time that suits your group best. The stages will run from noon to 4.30pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.

 If you’re interested in taking part, please email aday@pkc.gov.uk by 19th February.  We will be looking for a mix of entertainment, so not all applications may be successful. We will let applicants know if they have been successful by email by 26 February. 
Anna Day, Service Manager, Economic Development Manager for Tourism, Culture and Place, PKC.

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Remploy Jobs Fair

On Wednesday 6th March, we will be hosting a job fair in Perth. ​ Come along to AK Bell Library, 2 - 8 York Pl, Perth PH2 8EP from 10am to 12pm to find out more about the Fair Start Scotland service and meet local employers who are actively recruiting. ​  Our team will be there to help you engage with employers and to tell you all about how we can support you into sustainable employment. ​If you'd like to find out more message us or email us at RemployScotland@Remploy.co.uk

Pitlochry Angling Club Open Night - Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm

Rewilding Dalnacarnoch Estate presentation by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Programme Director, Scotland, Deirdre Stewart followed by a QA session.

The Trust’s long-term vision for this project is to breathe life back into this land by restoring habitats and ecological processes, recovering iconic missing species, and rebuilding a strong, emotional connection between people and the environment.

Following a break for free refreshments, enjoy a fly tying talk and demonstration by Ross Mcdonald from Aberdeen.

PAC Open Night 13 March 2024.pdf

Everyone is welcome to attend. Scotland's Hotel, Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry

ESOL Lessons

 

Request for Help with Birdfeeders on Path to Ben Vrackie
We have been asked to pass on a request for help to maintain a series of birdfeeders on the top section of the path through woodland towards Ben-y-Vrackie. It's about an hour's walk there and back from the top car park, although longer if stopping to fill and clean feeders. This was started about three years ago by a Pitlochry resident, with the gift of two birdfeeders from a neighbour and things have grown from there. There are about fifteen feeders supporting small rodents, birds, red squirrels and the occasional pine marten.  This resident no longer lives in the town, (now residing in Kingussie and working at the Wildlife Park and at Rothiemurchus,) and help is required to keep these feeders going and/or even fundraise to buy bird seed.  Posters have been put up in the hardware store - but with only limited success. Because of limited native habitat, with non-native plantation and overgrown rhododendrons in predominance, the feeders currently support more wildlife that would otherwise survive.   If interested, please contact Pitlochry High School and we will pass on your details.   Thank you.

Adult Learning provided by the Communities Service, Perth and Kinross Council
These programmes are for adults with limited or no qualifications, those who may not feel confident in their communication, reading, writing, number or English language skills, as well as people who haven’t had much experience with computers:

  • Reading, Writing and Numbers
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Short courses such as:  Expressive Arts, Gardening, Foodwise, Volunteering, with ASDAN qualifications for personal growth, self-confidence and achievement
  • Food and Hygiene Level 2 certificate – online course to ensure safety on food handling and preparation.
  • Digital Skills – learning computer, tablet or phone basics
  • CookIt – learning cooking skills that won’t cost an arm and leg

DUNKELD COMMUNITY LEARNING -Stronger Communities Update

Community Ownership Fund
Attached is an information sheet about the Community Ownership fund.  The £150m Community Ownership Fund (COF) exists to help communities across the UK to take ownership of assets at risk of closure. It will run until March 2025.  For further information go to the MyCommunity website: https://mycommunity.org.uk/community-ownership-fund

 This has all the information available about the fund as well as the support programme and resources to help people apply. There is also an enquiry service.

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LEARNING, VOLUNTEERING & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

The local Suicide Prevention Steering Group are keen that we build a solid foundation of suicide awareness throughout teams and communities in Perth and Kinross.  One key aspect of this ambition is to offer regular suicide prevention training.  Please see the attached advert and application for the next Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) taking place on Wednesday 21 February and Thursday 22 February 2024.

Please share the advert and application form widely in all Statutory and Third Sector agencies/teams that are linked to Perth and Kinross. On this occasion we have opened the training to include volunteers linked to relevant agencies.

Susan Duncan, PKC Suicide Prevention Coordinator, SDuncan@pkc.gov.uk

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 Interested in cooking, nutrition, hygiene and food safety? Then come join us and become a Community Cookit Coach

The training is FREE!  
20/02/2024 - Community Cookit practical day @Jeanfield Swifts Football Club - 9.30am - 3.30pm

12/03/2024 - REHIS Food & Health @Steele Room, Perth Royal Infirmary - 9.15am - 4pm

To book a place or for more information, please contact Rachel.Macfarlane@nhs.scot

 

Highland Perthshire Plus Day Opportunities Project Coordinator
Post Project Coordinator
Contract Self-employed, for 3 years, fixed term. 21 hours per week. £17/hour. 

Project Outline:
This is a pilot project, will provide 2 days/week opportunities, year-round in Aberfeldy. It will include a community café and associated activities for adults with additional support needs from across Highland Perthshire. For 6 months of the year, this will involve one day preparing café food in an external kitchen and 1 day running the café at the Birks cinema, Aberfeldy, supported by Birks café staff and volunteers. We will also offer year-round supported activities and work experience opportunities through working with existing community-based facilities. This is likely to be focused on gardening over the spring and summer months, with a base at our Dalweem hub in Aberfeldy and working alongside experienced gardeners at an existing garden in Aberfeldy. It is envisaged that initially 6-8 adults with a range of additional support needs will be supported. 

Please see application process on Good Moves - please note: closing date has been extended.
https://goodmoves.org/vacancy/a4sP10000005pbNIAQ/Project-Coordinator?fbclid=IwAR0G45AOWek30UaYRzQwINy1Q_v_AWeA8ohSt6IEv6iDq78xbcdyuYgbXUE

Background:
Highland Perthshire Plus (HPP) is a community-based group dedicated to supporting children and adults with additional support needs (ASN)/disabilities and their families to enable them to live and thrive in Highland Perthshire. The group delivers social and sporting activities, support groups, advocacy, outings and training opportunities.

Invitation to the "Autism and Mental Health Services Workshop
On 14th and 21st March 2024, a working group of the Autism Strategy for Perth and Kinross is hosting two innovative sessions looking at Autism and mental health.

Why are we hosting these events?
Autistic people, their carers and families as well as professionals told us that Mental Health should be one of our main priority themes for our next Autism Strategy. During our consultation, autistic people and their families explained their challenges of having to fit into mainstream services and those supporting them lacking basic understanding of autism and the impact this had. We also know professionals access to autism training is not consistent and they frequently lack the necessary understanding and tools to support autistic people with their mental health. This is against a backdrop of increasing prevalence of autism in our communities and people facing continuous challenges with their own mental health and wellbeing. These workshops have been developed in response of this, to bring our collective voices and experiences together in order to make services better.

Why should you attend?
We want these workshops to represent the diverse needs and people who use, deliver and access them, including children, young people and adults.  We believe we all have a role to play in improving services and it is only by working together we make a lasting and significant change.

When and where are the sessions?
The workshops are split over 2 different days and attendance at both is key to get the most out of the content and discussion.

The information for the workshops are:  
Thursday 14th and 21st March at Perth Autism Support, New Row, Perth PH1 5QA from 9.30am – 1pm.

There will be tea and coffee refreshments available and a quiet space and garden will be available in addition to the main workshop space.

The program of the sessions is…./OR/The format of the workshops will be a mixture of PowerPoint presentation, Menti (an interactive digital tool), hearing stories, some interactive tasks which can be done in a group or individually.  A final program will be emailed you before the sessions

 How do I book a place
We hope you will consider attending.  To book your place on the Autism and Mental Health workshops please contact CommunityEngagement@pkc.gov.uk

I am interested in attending but I have a question.
If you have a question about the workshop or you require any further information to enable you to attend, please contact Ashley Blundell at Email ablundell@pkc.gov.uk or Mobile - 07789727981

SUPPORT & ADVICE

Perth CAB – home visits for advice and support
Please remember that if you have any vulnerable clients that you would like to refer to us for benefits, energy, debt or housing advice we are able to send an Advisor out to see them at home if needed. 

Especially with bad weather, availability and cost of public transport, bad broadband connectivity or the need to care for someone within the home we realise that some clients can simply not manage to visit us in person or get the advice and support they need solely over the phone.

 To make a referral, please email advice@perthcab.org.uk or call our Gateway service (10am -3pm) on 0808 196 9440 with contact details for your client, a brief overview of the issue(s) at hand and mention that a home visit would be preferred.

Kind Regards, Michele Gray, Perth CAB

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 The Big Hoose Project update

The Big Hoose Project supports families experiencing hardship by providing free household goods to those in need.  The project is continually seeing increases in referrals week on week. Last week was the busiest to date with 45 families / 76 children receiving goods. Since the project started accepting referrals in early November it has supported 360 families / 629 children in Perth and Kinross to access these free goods.  If you work with families and children and would like to sign up to become a project partner to access these free goods, contact Paul Paterson Paul.Paterson@pkavs.org.uk to find out more.

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 VisionPK’s Reconnect Project in Perth & Kinross

This project develops and support social groups for people with a visual impairment living outside of Perth City.  Our social groups provide an opportunity to meet others, share experiences, socialise and take part in activities. 

Group Helpers - Volunteers are very welcome to help our groups. Please get in touch to find out about becoming a volunteer with us at VisionPKinross.

In partnership with the Kinross Centre, meets in the Garden Room - the first & third Tuesday of the month from 10am to 11.45am at the Kinross Centre, 64 High Street, KY13 8AJ.

 Aberfeldy Meets in the School Room of the Town Hall. The third Thursday of the month from 1.00pm to 2.30pm at the Town Hall, Crieff Road, PH15 2BJ.

 Comrie In partnership with Cameron Court, meets in the lounge. The second Tuesday of the month from 10am to 11.30am at Cameron Court, Almond Place, PH6 2BB.

 Auchterarder Meets in the Sitting room at St Margaret's Hospital. The first Thursday of the month from 11am to 12.30pm in the sitting room at St Margaret's Hospital, Auchterarder, PH3 1JH.

 Bridge of Earn In partnership with Caledonia Housing The third Wednesday of the month from 1.00pm to 2.30pm at Servite House, 2 Muirmont Place, PH2 9RP.

 Invergowrie meets in the sitting room at Peter Arbuckle Place. The second and fourth Thursday of the month from 10.30am —12 00 noon Peter Arbuckle Place, (off Mylnefield Road), DD2 5AE.

Contact for more information: Lidia Dye, Community Development Worker, T: 07900 707542, E: lidia.dye@visionpk.org.uk

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 Aberfeldy Advice and Information Hub

There are two advice and information hubs currently available in the Highland & Strathtay areas of North West Perthshire. These are located as follows and please see attached poster and timetable for the Aberfeldy Hub: 

Dunkeld - Last Wednesday of the month from 10.30am - 12.30pm, Craigvinean Surgery
Aberfeldy - Weekly from 10am - 12.30pm, Aberfeldy Medical Practice

These are drop-in sessions where you can speak to a member of staff from the Health & Social Care Partnership and/or your local Social Prescriber, Jeni Guthrie. Please note there are additional services available at the Aberfeldy Hub as per the attached timetable. These can be by appointment if confidentiality is a concern, or as a drop-in.

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Focus Group Sessions for Ukrainian Community and Single Parents at PKAVS

I am delighted to invite the Ukrainian community and single parents to participate in our upcoming focus group sessions at PKAVS. These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for community engagement and will be held at The Walled Garden and Wisecraft.

 We aim to create a supportive and inclusive environment where participants can share their experiences, engage with our services, and connect with our team. Here are the details for the upcoming sessions:

 Wisecraft:  Date: 12th March 
Time: 10:30 to 11:30
Address: 10 Lower Mill St, Blairgowrie PH10 6AQ.

 The Walled Garden:  Date: 16th April
Time: 10:30 to 11:30
Address: The Walled Garden, Muirhall Rd, Perth PH2 7BH.

 These sessions are designed to be interactive and engaging, offering a platform for sharing experiences and insights. Your participation will significantly enrich these discussions and contribute to our community's mutual understanding and support.  If you have any questions or need further information, please get in touch with me directly. Samar Mandalawi - Outreach Officer  Working Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  07999110244

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 North Perthshire Recovery Cafe

We have three recovery cafes a week across North Perthshire.  These are supported in partnership with Hillcrest Futures and HSCP with financial support from Alcohol and Drug Partnership.  Please share far and wide and remember to let people know about the cafes. 

They only work with your support and people keep come along.  We are able to reach out to many with helpful health and social care information and support, so a great stepping stone for all forms of recovery. 

Audra Webster, Healthy Communities, Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership

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Community-Led Guide to Local Services – Third Sector Interface

Service Navigator is an accessible and collaborative guide to the wide range of services available in Perth and Kinross.   As your Third Sector Interface, we understand it’s essential for you to have knowledge and evidence to be able to serve your communities.

Here to help is the Service Navigator, an interactive map of services provided by local charities, social enterprises and community groups.

The Service Navigator allows you to search for services by category and region, and you can learn more about each service by clicking its point on the map.

You can also add your organisation’s services to the map – find out how.

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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

 Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Fair

Breadalbane Community Campus - Sunday 14th April, 10:30am - 2:30pm

An event opportunity for like-minded organisations providing physical activity, health & wellbeing services in Highland Perthshire to connect, network and promote to the wider community. This can be delivered in a variety of ways:

  • Information stalls
  • Workshops / Presentations
  • Taster delivery of services

Any organisation wishing to participate in the event, discuss further on an idea or provide a suggestion for a particular service to be provided on the day, please contact the following leads:

Facility / Live Active Programmes - Grace Norton: gnorton@liveactive.co.uk
Health & Wellbeing - Lucy Davidson: lucydavidson@liveactive.co.uk
Sport / Physical Activity - Logan McConachie: lmcconachie@liveactive.co.uk
Logan McConachie, Sport Development Officer, Live Active  Leisure, LMcConachie@liveactive.co.uk

LEARNING, VOLUNTEERING & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
The local Suicide Prevention Steering Group are keen that we build a solid foundation of suicide awareness throughout teams and communities in Perth and Kinross.  One key aspect of this ambition is to offer regular suicide prevention training.

 Susan Duncan, PKC Suicide Prevention Coordinator, SDuncan@pkc.gov.uk

                         

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 Interested in cooking, nutrition, hygiene and food safety? Then come join us and become a Community Cookit Coach

The training is FREE!

20/02/2024 - Community Cookit practical day @Jeanfield Swifts Football Club - 9.30am - 3.30pm

 12/03/2024 - REHIS Food & Health @Steele Room, Perth Royal Infirmary - 9.15am - 4pm

To book a place or for more information, please contact Rachel.Macfarlane@nhs.scot

 Highland Perthshire Plus Day Opportunities Project Coordinator

Post Project Coordinator 
Contract Self-employed, for 3 years, fixed term. 21 hours per week. £17/hour.

Project Outline:
This is a pilot project, will provide 2 days/week opportunities, year-round in Aberfeldy. It will include a community café and associated activities for adults with additional support needs from across Highland Perthshire. For 6 months of the year, this will involve one day preparing café food in an external kitchen and 1 day running the café at the Birks cinema, Aberfeldy, supported by Birks café staff and volunteers. We will also offer year-round supported activities and work experience opportunities through working with existing community-based facilities. This is likely to be focused on gardening over the spring and summer months, with a base at our Dalweem hub in Aberfeldy and working alongside experienced gardeners at an existing garden in Aberfeldy. It is envisaged that initially 6-8 adults with a range of additional support needs will be supported.

Please see application process on Good Moves - please note: closing date has been extended.
https://goodmoves.org/vacancy/a4sP10000005pbNIAQ/Project-Coordinator?fbclid=IwAR0G45AOWek30UaYRzQwINy1Q_v_AWeA8ohSt6IEv6iDq78xbcdyuYgbXUE

Background:
Highland Perthshire Plus (HPP) is a community-based group dedicated to supporting children and adults with additional support needs (ASN)/disabilities and their families to enable them to live and thrive in Highland Perthshire. The group delivers social and sporting activities, support groups, advocacy, outings and training opportunities.

 Invitation to the "Autism and Mental Health Services Workshop
On 14th and 21st March 2024, a working group of the Autism Strategy for Perth and Kinross is hosting two innovative sessions looking at Autism and mental health.

Why are we hosting these events?
Autistic people, their carers and families as well as professionals told us that Mental Health should be one of our main priority themes for our next Autism Strategy.

During our consultation, autistic people and their families explained their challenges of having to fit into mainstream services and those supporting them lacking basic understanding of autism and the impact this had.

We also know professionals access to autism training is not consistent and they frequently lack the necessary understanding and tools to support autistic people with their mental health.

This is against a backdrop of increasing prevalence of autism in our communities and people facing continuous challenges with their own mental health and wellbeing.

These workshops have been developed in response of this, to bring our collective voices and experiences together in order to make services better.

Why should you attend?
W
e want these workshops to represent the diverse needs and people who use, deliver and access them, including children, young people and adults.  We believe we all have a role to play in improving services and it is only by working together we make a lasting and significant change.

When and where are the sessions?
The workshops are split over 2 different days and attendance at both is key to get the most out of the content and discussion.

The information for the workshops are:  
Thursday 14th and 21st March at Perth Autism Support, New Row, Perth PH1 5QA
from 9.30am – 1pm.

There will be tea and coffee refreshments available and a quiet space and garden will be available in addition to the main workshop space.

The program of the sessions is…./OR/The format of the workshops will be a mixture of PowerPoint presentation, Menti (an interactive digital tool), hearing stories, some interactive tasks which can be done in a group or individually.  A final program will be emailed you before the sessions

How do I book a place
We hope you will consider attending.  To book your place on the Autism and Mental Health workshops please contact CommunityEngagement@pkc.gov.uk

I am interested in attending but I have a question.
If you have a question about the workshop or you require any further information to enable you to attend, please contact Ashley Blundell at Email ablundell@pkc.gov.uk or Mobile - 07789727981

 SUPPORT & ADVICE

Perth CAB – home visits for advice and support

 Please remember that if you have any vulnerable clients that you would like to refer to us for benefits, energy, debt or housing advice we are able to send an Advisor out to see them at home if needed. 

 Especially with bad weather, availability and cost of public transport, bad broadband connectivity or the need to care for someone within the home we realise that some clients can simply not manage to visit us in person or get the advice and support they need solely over the phone.

 To make a referral, please email advice@perthcab.org.uk or call our Gateway service (10am -3pm) on 0808 196 9440 with contact details for your client, a brief overview of the issue(s) at hand and mention that a home visit would be preferred.

 Kind Regards, Michele Gray, Perth CAB

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The Big Hoose Project update

The Big Hoose Project supports families experiencing hardship by providing free household goods to those in need.

The project is continually seeing increases in referrals week on week. Last week was the busiest to date with 45 families / 76 childrenreceiving goods. Since the project started accepting referrals in early November it has supported 360 families / 629 children in Perth andK inross to access these free goods.

 If you work with families and children and would like to sign up to become a project partner to access these free goods, contact Paul Paterson Paul.Paterson@pkavs.org.uk to find out more.

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 VisionPK’s Reconnect Project in Perth & Kinross

This project develops and support social groups for people with a visual impairment living outside of Perth City.

Our social groups provide an opportunity to meet others, share experiences, socialise and take part in activities.

Group Helpers - Volunteers are very welcome to help our groups. Please get in touch to find out about becoming a volunteer with us at VisionPK

Kinross In partnership with the Kinross Centre, meets in the Garden Room.

The first & third Tuesday of the month from 10am to 11.45am at the Kinross Centre, 64 High Street, KY13 8AJ.

 Aberfeldy Meets in the School Room of the Town Hall. The third Thursday of the month from 1.00pm to 2.30pm at the Town Hall, Crieff Road, PH15 2BJ.

 Comrie In partnership with Cameron Court, meets in the lounge. The second Tuesday of the month from 10am to 11.30am at Cameron Court, Almond Place, PH6 2BB.

 Auchterarder Meets in the Sitting room at St Margaret's Hospital. The first Thursday of the month from 11am to 12.30pm in the sitting room at St Margaret's Hospital, Auchterarder, PH3 1JH.

 Bridge of Earn In partnership with Caledonia Housing The third Wednesday of the month from 1.00pm to 2.30pm at Servite House, 2 Muirmont Place, PH2 9RP.

Invergowrie meets in the sitting room at Peter Arbuckle Place. The second and fourth Thursday of the month from 10.30am —12 00 noon Peter Arbuckle Place, (off Mylnefield Road), DD2 5AE.

 Contact for more information: Lidia Dye, Community Development Worker, T: 07900 707542, E: lidia.dye@visionpk.org.uk

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 Aberfeldy Advice and Information Hub

There are two advice and information hubs currently available in the Highland & Strathtay areas of North West Perthshire. These are located as follows and please see attached poster and timetable for the Aberfeldy Hub: 

Dunkeld - Last Wednesday of the month from 10.30am - 12.30pm,

Craigvinean Surgery

 Aberfeldy - Weekly from 10am - 12.30pm, Aberfeldy Medical Practice

 These are drop-in sessions where you can speak to a member of staff from the Health & Social Care Partnership and/or your local Social Prescriber, Jeni Guthrie. Please note there are additional services available at the Aberfeldy Hub as per the attached timetable. These can be by appointment if confidentiality is a concern, or as a drop-in.

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Focus Group Sessions for Ukrainian Community and Single Parents at PKAVS

I am delighted to invite the Ukrainian community and single parents to participate in our upcoming focus group sessions at PKAVS. These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for community engagement and will be held at The Walled Garden and Wisecraft.

We aim to create a supportive and inclusive environment where participants can share their experiences, engage with our services, and connect with our team. Here are the details for the upcoming sessions:  

 Wisecraft:

 Date: 12th March
Time: 10:30 to 11:30
Address: 10 Lower Mill St, Blairgowrie PH10 6AQ.

 The Walled Garden
 Date: 16th April
Time: 10:30 to 11:30
Address: The Walled Garden, Muirhall Rd, Perth PH2 7BH.

These sessions are designed to be interactive and engaging, offering a platform for sharing experiences and insights. Your participation will significantly enrich these discussions and contribute to our community's mutual understanding and support.   If you have any questions or need further information, please get in touch with me directly. Samar Mandalawi
Outreach Officer  Working Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  07999110244

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 North Perthshire Recovery Cafe

We have three recovery cafes a week across North Perthshire.  These are supported in partnership with Hillcrest Futures and HSCP with financial support from Alcohol and Drug Partnership

 Please share far and wide and remember to let people know about the cafes. 

They only work with your support and people keep come along. 

We are able to reach out to many with helpful health and social care information and support, so a great stepping stone for all forms of recovery. 

 Audra Webster, Healthy Communities, Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership

 

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Community-Led Guide to Local Services – Third Sector Interface

Service Navigator is an accessible and collaborative guide to the wide range of services available in Perth and Kinross.

As your Third Sector Interface, we understand it’s essential for you to have knowledge and evidence to be able to serve your communities.

 Here to help is the Service Navigator, an interactive map of services provided by local charities, social enterprises and community groups.

The Service Navigator allows you to search for services by category and region, and you can learn more about each service by clicking its point on the map.

You can also add your organisation’s services to the map – find out how.

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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

 Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Fair

Breadalbane Community Campus

Sunday 14th April, 10:30am - 2:30pm

An event opportunity for like-minded organisations providing physical activity, health & wellbeing services in Highland Perthshire to connect, network and promote to the wider community. This can be delivered in a variety of ways:

  • Information stalls
  • Workshops / Presentations
  • Taster delivery of services

Any organisation wishing to participate in the event, discuss further on an idea or provide a suggestion for a particular service to be provided on the day, please contact the following leads:

 Facility / Live Active Programmes - Grace Norton: gnorton@liveactive.co.uk

Health & Wellbeing - Lucy Davidson: lucydavidson@liveactive.co.uk

Sport / Physical Activity - Logan McConachie: lmcconachie@liveactive.co.uk

Logan McConachie, Sport Development Officer, Live Active Leisure, LMcConachie@liveactive.co.uk

 Get Help With Digital Skills – Birnam Library

1 TO 1 APPOINTMENTS IN PERSON

Bring your own device or try one of ours. Tuesdays at Birnam Library Birnam Arts, Station Road, Birnam, PH8 0DS Book and appointment Phone: 01738 459703 Email: dunkeldcomlearn@pkc.gov.uk

Learn about….

ONLINE SAFETY

Browse the internet safely while banking and shopping online. Newspapers, magazines, books, YouTube, catch up TV.

EMAIL Set up an email account, send attachments, reply, create groups and folders.

SOCIAL MEDIA Socialising online with chat, video calling, sharing photos and video, friends, settings on Facebook and Instagram.

WATCHING, LISTENING, READING ONLINE

Newspapers, magazines, books, YouTube, catch up TV.

HAVE A QUESTION? Bring your digital questions. Get answers.

To book and appointment Phone: 01738 459703 or Email: dunkeldcomlearn@pkc.gov.uk

 

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Dunkeld and Birnam Traditional Youth Music Group
Our newly established trad group will be starting in April, offering free weekly tuition and instrument provision, with opportunity to play in one of our trad bands and perform live music.

Lessons are for fiddle and accordion and will be in small groups, running weekly during term-time.  These are aimed at, but not limited to, beginners and new to trad players who will be aged P5-S2 in Autumn 2023.

We have two trad bands that will also run weekly through term-time, one for ages P5-S2 and one for S3-S6.  These are open to anyone attending classes, as well as anyone who can already play an instrument, providing it is suitable for trad music.

If you would like to join our group, please visit our Facebook page where you will find the link to a short survey to complete.  We will contact you soon after.  www.facebook.com / dbtradgroup
dbtradgroup@gmail.com

Pitlochry Festival Theatre - Free Drama Club for P5-S3
Thursdays from 3.45pm-4.45pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Free Drama Club Flyer.pdf

Perth College Course – Future Ready
We are delighted to open applications for “Future Ready” delivered by Perth College as part of the Highland Perthshire Learning Partnership.   The course will be delivered on Wednesdays based out of Heartland FM Radio Offices at 23 Atholl Road from the beginning of March.   This programme is designed to offer an opportunity for people living in Highland Perthshire to access education in their own community and to prepare them for further training, study or employment. This course is open to anybody who would like to continue or re-engage with learning opportunities and may be relevant if you are looking for a change of career, have left school but not sure of what to do next, are returning to work or education following maternity leave or ill-health, or are looking to build confidence to make informed choices about your future.   The course can be adapted to learners but will include:  

We would be very grateful if you could promote the attached poster and signpost and encourage any individuals who may benefit.   The attached Future Ready poster has more information or contact Kate Lamb, Perth College kate.lamb.perth@uhi.ac.uk
Perth UHI Future Ready.pdf

Strathtay Recovery Cafe (Dunkeld) - Every Thursday 10.30-12.00
Come and join like minded people in Recovery, with confidence building and friendship for a cuppa and chat.  We recognise all unique individualities, support one another, share our journey and above all respect each other.
Strathtay Recovery Cafe.pdf

Help, advice and support tailored to older people across Perth & Kinross
Help, advice and support tailored to older people across Perth & Kinross.  The cost-of-living crisis is having a devastating impact on many older people. Callers to Independent Age's helpline are making impossible choices on whether to eat a meal or turn the heating on. Many older people can feel uncomfortable talking about money or sharing that they are struggling, so we now have a dedicated Advisor to help older clients across our region.  Our Advisor will help clients recognise signs of financial strain, create space to encourage open conversations about money and help find solutions by: 

Identifying additional benefits and helping clients to apply
Identifying and applying for grants to ease financial burdens
Helping clients look at outgoings and recognise potential savings
Referring clients to specialist CAB advisors such as Energy or Debt

Dignity and respect are at the forefront of everything we do. Clients are given as much (or as little) support as they need – encouraged to take actions if they feel confident, but able to access one to one assistance to complete forms, contact third parties, etc if they would prefer us to do so on their behalf.

To refer services users to our dedicated Advisor please click the link here.   The attached poster has info for circulation
Independent Age Promo.pdf

Wellbeing Support Team
We provide early intervention and relapse prevention services to empower individuals to recover from, or live better with, the symptoms of mental ill health through the provision of information, support, self-management programmes, community connections and peer support. The Wellbeing Support Team forms part of Adult Social Work and Adult Social Care Services in the Health and Social Care Partnership. The Team encompasses staff employed by Perth & Kinross Council and NHS Tayside who have a diverse range of experience in relation to working with people with mental ill health

Referrals can be considered for anyone who meets the service criteria and who is willing and able to engage with the support on offer. Self-referrals are encouraged, or referrals can be made (with the consent of the individual) by others - family members, GP, Social Worker, Community Nurse etc. Referrals can be made by requesting and completing a service referral form or by telephoning a member of the Team to discuss this. The team covers: Kinross, Bridge of Earn, The Carse, Crieff, Blairgowrie, Dunkeld and Pitlochry areas.

For more information on how to refer and who is eligible please see the attached leaflet and referral form.
Wellbeing Support Team Brochure.pdf
Referral Form.pdf

Balhouse Care Home Pitlochry
Balhouse Care has been in touch and asked if we would share the information below. 

We have job vacancies at our Pitlochry Care home with family-friendly hours and we want to reach parents who may be able to take advantage of this flexibility.  For more information or advice on applying, please contact Melanie Brockway, Brand & Communications Executive, Balhousie Care Group - www.balhousiecare.co.uk
t: 01738 254254 m: 07492 163614

  

 

    

Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business
Visit the website or download for free from your app store

For the Atholl Medical Centre please click on the link below:

 

www.theathollmedicalcentre.co.uk

 

Tourists and local businesses benefit from A9 dualling programme
The App below can be found by clicking on the link below.  Some of our Primary pupils were involved in the choir which were recorded for this.

 

 Highland Discovery App

 

  

 

 Scottish Government Guide on the Employment of Children