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Adult Resource Centre
This Centre provides 40 places per day for adults aged over 18 with learning disabilities. This Centre serves Strathmore; there are 3 other similar Centres across Perth and Kinross. Clients have a mixture of abilities and may attend anything from 1 to 5 days per week. Each individual is assessed regards their needs, and a structured programme developed for them. Activities available include cooking, numeracy, arts, sports, and personal care. The 'Can-Able' project runs from the Centre giving people with learning disabilities valuable work experience.
Contact 01250 875658

 

Alyth, Meigle and District Nursing and Samaritan Association Hospital Car Service
This service operates from the chemist shop in Alyth, using volunteer drivers.
Charges apply. 
Contact the chemist on 01828 632302

 

Alyth and District Alzheimers Carers Group
Contact website: www.alzscot.org or Tel 01828 632 796

Blairgowrie and Rattray District Carers Centre (also known as Blairgowrie Day Club and Wellmeadow House)
The Princess Royal Trust provides this service at a Centre on Gas Brae, Blairgowrie, through a service level agreement with Perth and Kinross Council. There are two staff and volunteers that provide the service. The Centre is open four days per week and can take a maximum of 13 people each day but in effect runs with about 10. Lunch is provided from Blairgowrie Community Hospital. The Centre is closed Thursdays. Tuesday is specifically for dementia clients. Activities take place at the Centre including quizzes, cards etc and occasional visits to the theatre etc. The criteria for the service include that carers must provide 30 hours or more care per week to the client. Staff at the Centre do assessments, but there are insufficient numbers of staff to undertake them. The Centre can also provide emergency respite.
Contact Tel: 01738 567076

Blairgowrie Freedom Coach Association
This is a 15 seater coach that takes wheelchairs and operates in, and within, a 10 mile radius of Blairgowrie.  The service is for older people and disabled people.
Charges apply.
Contact Charlie Bissett on 01250 874246

 

Blairgowrie Social Day Care Centre
This is based at Blairgowrie Community Hospital. Admission criteria are based on need. Some clients can wait for over 18 months for a place. There are 8 spaces daily, Thursday is dementia day. Clients need to have some mobility and to benefit from the Day Care provided. Clients attend once per week and there is no time limit for attendance. The service is particularly for clients who are socially isolated, and to provide respite for carers.
Tel 01250 874466

 

Chest, Heart and Stroke club at St Catherine's
This runs from St Catherine's on a weekly basis.
Contact 01250 874583

 

Eddy Henderson Lunch club (opposite the Royal Hotel)
This Lunch Club runs on a Tuesday with about 8 to 10 people, with some social activities included.
Contact Tel: 01250 872988

Home Companion Service
This service provides support to carers living in rural areas, using trained volunteers to enable the carer to have a break.
Contact Tel: 01738 567076

 

Perth and Kinross Society for the Blind
Contact e-mail pkbs.perth@virgin.net

 

Salvation Army, Leslie Street
This offers light lunches and snacks.

 

St Catherine's Lunch Club
This reopened on the 6th October 2004. It provides a soup and sandwich lunch to anyone on a Wednesday. There is a charge for the lunch. Volunteers run it, and the Freedom Coach transports people to the Centre.
Contact 01250 874583

 

Women's Royal Voluntary Service
The WRVS Community Transport and Good Neighbours Scheme operates using volunteer drivers taking people to hospital appointments etc. Charges apply.
Contact the Perthshire Helpline on 01764 656409

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