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Support Choices Event: How Does Highland Perthshire Care?

Posted September 4th 2019 by Holli Wilks

Support Choices is a project that helps people living in Perth and Kinross get the social care and support that they need. One of the things we have been doing is getting people together to talk about are and share information.

On Friday 23 August, the Support Choices team for Highland Perthshire hosted ‘How Does Highland Perthshire Care?’ in Aberfeldy Town Hall. The purpose of this networking and information event was to provide an opportunity to come together in collaboration to promote a future where a choice of quality of care is available.

“The best bit about the event was the opportunity to network with other agencies and to provide information / clarify procedures with people who may require services’’

The event was supported by the Rural Wisdom project and The Care and Wellbeing Cooperative and featured a wide range of stalls by statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations and community groups all keen to provide individuals in the area information on the services available to them. The event also provided an opportunity for organisations to network with one another.

We were pleased to be joined by representatives from all the following:

Alzheimer’s Scotland
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Highland Perthshire
Care and Wellbeing Coop
Carers Voice
Community Alarm
Carr Gomm
Centre For Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross
Perth Citizens Advice Bureau
Dalweem Care Home
Perth Job centre
Macnabs LLP (as a member of Solicitors for Older People Scotland)
North Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Team
Perth & Kinross Social Care Partnership
North Locality Team
Perth and Kinross ADHD support group
PAMIS (Promoting a More Inclusive Society)
Perth Autism Support
PKAVS
Rural Wisdom
Support Choices
Support in Mind Scotland – Perth & Kinross Carers’ Project
Action for Hearing Loss and Vision PK

 

“It was very information friendly, well organised and with lovely people”

The event included a soup lunch which was provided by The Old Filling Station. The informal lunch in the Lesser Hall gave people a chance to chat and share care experiences.

During the day there were demonstrations of chair-based exercise and healing hands with some people receiving complementary Shiatsu massage.

The event proved to be a success with good feedback from both the organisations and groups who attended as well as individuals seeking out are information.

Thanks to everyone who was involved in making the event such a success! We hope to have a repeat event sometime in the not too distant future. Get in touch using the details below to be kept informed or to make any suggestions for future events.

 


The Support Choices team are based in Dunkeld and can be contacted on the number or email below.

Support Choices
Lagmhor, The Old Doctors Surgery
Dunkeld
PH8 0AD

01350 729130
supportchoices@otbds.org

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