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NHS Tayside Launch Programme To Support Parents And Carers

NHS Tayside has become the first health board in Scotland to launch the ICON programme. The ICON programme has been introduced with the aim of helping parents and carers of infants learn how to cope with the stress associated with a crying baby. The programme has been introduced by NHS Tayside’s Child Protection Service in …

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Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age Payments to be Made Automatically

People in Highland Perthshire who receive Scottish Child Payments and qualify for the Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age payments will have paid them automatically from this week, without the need to apply for them separately. The two payments are part of a package of five family payments for low-income families which can …

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Winter Vaccination Drop-in Clinic to be Held in Pitlochry This Week

NHS Tayside will be running another Winter Covid and Flu Vaccination drop-in clinic in the Pitlochry Town Hall this Friday, 4th November from 10am until 4pm. The drop-in is for those over 65 to receive their Winter Flu and Covid booster, with the drop-in also open to Health and Social Care staff. A daily drop-in …

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Bins ‘overflowing’ with Christmas waste amid staff shortages caused by Covid

Changes To Public Services Over Festive Period

Perth and Kinross Council have announced changes to bin collections and closures of some public services over the festive period. The council have announced that there will be changes to domestic waste and recycling collections over the festive period. There will also be changes to when recycling centres, public toilets, Greyfriars Cemetery, and Perth Crematorium …

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Last Week to Complete Pitlochry Housing Needs Assessment Survey

This is the last week to complete the housing needs assesment survey from the Pitlochry Community Action Plan Theme Four Local Economy and Housing group and the Communities Housing Trust before its deadline of the 4th of December. The aim of the survey is to inform future housing provisions in the Pitlochry and Moulin area …

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Virtual Events For Carers in Perth and Kinross This Week

Carers in Perth and Kinross can learn about the support available to help them through the cost-of-living crisis, with a series of events on Carers Rights Day this Thursday 24th November. This year’s Carers Rights Day focuses on Caring Costs, whether the financial impact of providing care or the potential costs to carers’ wellbeing and …

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