The work of the Carers’ Hub in Perth has been praised by Scottish Conservative politicians following their recent visit.
Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser and Councillor Caroline Shiers, who is also Convenor of Lifelong Learning at Perth and Kinross Council, were shown round the Carers’ Hub in North Muirton, opened earlier this year under the auspices of PKAVS (Perth & Kinross Association for Voluntary Service).
The new centre focusses on support for both adult and young carers, and is supported by Perth and Kinross Council as well as a number of charitable trusts.
Murdo Fraser and Caroline Shiers were hosted on a visit by Paul Graham, Chief Executive of PKAVS, and Raymond Jamieson, Centre Manager.
Speaking after the visit, Murdo Fraser MSP said: “The PKAVS Carers’ Hub is a fantastic resource for the people of Perth and Kinross and I am grateful to Paul and Raymond for their time in showing us around.
“Historically there has been a great deal of unmet need for carers in the area, and the resource that has been put in to the new centre will help those who are struggling in caring roles.
“I was particularly pleased to see the work that is being done for young carers, which is a legacy of Councillor Barbara Vaughan, who was a close friend and sadly died two years ago. I know Barbara would be delighted to see the work now being carried out in her name.”
Cllr Shiers added: “One of the priorities of the new Scottish Conservative-led administration in Perth and Kinross Council was to increase support for carers in the area, particularly young carers.
“The investment the Council have made in this area has allowed PKAVS to expand their work, and I am delighted to see the progress that is being made in expanding services.”