Top Scottish Employer Award!
PKAVS was named as Top Third Sector Employer for 2019 at the Scotland's Top Employers Family Friendly Working Awards!
New Carers Centre Opening!
Located on Lewis Place, the dedicated Centre will address the unprecedented increase in demand for unpaid carers support!
Perth and Kinross Employer of the Year 2018
We are excited and honoured to have been recognised as Employer of the Year at the Perth Chamber of Commerce Star Awards 2018!
Who are PKAVS?
We are a dynamic local charity with a Big Heart – from carers young and old, to adults recovering from mental ill-health, minority communities, volunteers, and voluntary groups – we work tirelessly throughout Perth and Kinross to improve wellbeing, connect communities, and help people to realise their potential.
Why support PKAVS?
Every year, we improve the quality of life of over 5,000 local people, our dedicated staff and volunteers are commited to enhancing the lives of people living in Perth & Kinross, working alongside them to succeed.
Through face-to-face support and working in partnership with others, we help individuals to overcome personal barriers and ensure they have every chance to achieve their goals in life.
PKAVS Charity Ball 2019
Minority Communities Hub
"PKAVS helped me a lot. It has influenced my life in a way that I feel more confident. I feel I'm back on my feet again. I feel I can move forward and develop myself."
We give tailored support to people from minority backgrounds, with a focus on employment, education, finance, community development, and citizenship.
"Sometimes I would feel depressed ... I didn't know where to turn, and now that I've had all of this benefit through PKAVS I'm not as frightened of the future."
We give you the tools to help manage your caring role in an effective way, allowing you to plan for the future and have a full life outside of caring, ensuring you can focus on you.
PKAVS Third Sector Interface
"The support PKAVS offers is exceptional, we need this type of professional advice to enable social enterprise entrepreneurs to feel confident and empowered."
As the Third Sector Interface for Perth & Kinross we support, develop, and connect voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprise, and volunteering.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub
"It has been a life changer, the support PKAVS has given me has been constant, I would not be here otherwise, the service they give is astounding."
We provide support and opportunities to individuals recovering from mental ill-health through a person-centred approach to care, with a focus on healthy living.