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Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership Launch Revise Emergency Carers Card

The Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership have launched their revised Emergency Carers Card, to give carers peace of mind with the assurance that the person they care for would be safe if anything happens to them. The card forms part of the available package of support around Emergency Planning for Carers. The …

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Thousands of babies to join study of early childhood

Scottish Government Make More Funding Available to Help at Risk Parents and Infants

Families across Scotland will benefit from a £1 million investment in charities specialising in mental health and wellbeing support in pregnancy and early years. The support, which is provided by the Scottish Government’s Perinatal and Infant Mental health fund, will go to 34 charities that help new families take their first steps in raising babies …

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Pitlochry and Moulin Community Council Enters Abeyance Following Resignations

The Pitlochry and Moulin Community Council have cancelled their February meeting and entered abeyance following the resignation of four of the five elected members. The Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and one elected member resigned yesterday morning leaving just the Secretary in place. The Community Council will remain in abeyance until a by-election can be held …

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Pink Saltire Offering Cost of Living Support to LGBTQ+ Community Through Rainbow Heartlands Project

LGBTQ+ Charity Pink Saltire, are using their local project Rainbow Heartlands to help those facing difficulties during the Cost of Living Crisis, with funding support from Perth and Kinross Council. The charity has recognised the need to make sure those within the LGBTQ+ community feel that there is access to support and guidance as well …

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Cash deposits and withdrawals at Post Offices top £3bn in a month for first time

Help Available to Pay Council Tax Bills During Cost of Living Crisis  

People in Highland Perthshire who are struggling to pay their council tax bills during the cost of living crisis are being encouraged to check if they are eligible for money off their bill. The Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme is unique to Scotland and helps people on low income save an average of £750 a …

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What To Do If You Encounter Wildlife Crime

Police Scotland are informing people living in Highland Perthshire about wildlife crime, what acts are illegal, and what to do if you discover someone committing a crime against wildlife or plants. Wildlife Crime is described as any illegal act in Scotland that affects birds, animals, or plants. Acts can include the destruction, disturbance, theft, damage, …

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Government package aimed at cutting childcare costs branded ‘pathetic’

Advice Sessions Arranged For Childminders Wishing to Join ELC

Childminders in Highland Perthshire who would like to start working in Early Learning Care (ELC) Services, can attend information and advice sessions next month to find out more information. Perth and Kinross council have said they are keen to encourage childminders to join the ELC services and help to provide childcare and learning for children …

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Career Event and Further Education Fair to be Held at Breadalbane Academy Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday 26th of January 2023, Breadalbane Academy will be holding a career and further education event followed by a Senior Course Choice Information Evening. Pupils from both Breadalbane Academy and senior pupils at Pitlochry High School are invited to the initial event from 2:30pm until 3:30pm, with the event open to parents/carers and the …

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The Enchanted Forest Launches Community Fund for 2023

The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, the charitable organisation behind the sound and light show held in Highland Perthshire has launched its 2023 Community Fund and is now accepting applications from registered charities. The fund which was establish in 2015 redistributes the proceeds from the annual event back into the local community in Pitlochry and the …

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NHS Scotland to Offer Vaccinations For Young People

NHS Scotland has begun the process of offering immunization for young people, with information packs containing a letter leaflet and consent being sent home from the schools. The health service will be offering several vaccinations to help protect the young people and their communities against serious diseases. Young People will be offered the following vaccines …

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