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The Health and Social Care Partnership which has responsibility for Adult Social Work and most community based Health Services in Perth and Kinross is about to agree their key priorities for the next three years. Over the summer, the Health and Social Care Partnership wants to find out people’s views on what needs to happen over the next three years and whether people agree with the proposed actions.
To take part in our Health and Social Care consultation tell us what you think on the website. Closing date is 31st July.
Funding. Does your club or group need funding? Visit the Funding Page which has monthy updates.

Annual canvass 2019
Don’t lose your voice - residents in Perth & Kinross are urged to look out for their voter registration details in the post.
Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on matters that affect them by completing and returning their household enquiry form to their local Electoral Registration Office as soon as possible.
...... see more in the Press Release

Perth & Kinross Council’s Community Investment Fund (CIF) is now open to new applications. Community groups can apply for between £3,000 and £50,000 for projects which improve equality in their area.
£50,000 is allocated to the Kinross-shire ward.
Information on how to apply can be found on the Council’s website at
www.pkc.gov.uk/cif

Newsletter Grants
Community groups and individuals are again invited to apply for grant funding from Kinross Community Council Newsletter Ltd charitable company (KCCNL). This is the fund that has built up over the years from profits made by the Kinross Newsletter.
Deadlines for applications are 30 September and 31 March.
For more information and forms,
click here for .pdf
click here for .docx

Kinross Community Council
Minutes of Meetings and Agenda of next meeting.

Milnathort Community Council
Minutes of Meetings and Agenda of next meeting.
www.milnathortcommunitycouncil.org

People needing help to identify and claim the right benefits or needing advice to help them to negotiate the benefits system in any way can access assistance from Perth Citizens Advice Bureau’s ‘Benefits Advice In Libraries’ project in Kinross at Loch Leven Library. The service is available on Tuesdays by appointment only. Telephone the bureau on 01738 450581 to make an appointment
Anniversary image 100th Birthday and Diamond Wedding Anniversaries. Do you know anyone about to celebrate their 100th/105th birthday or a couple celebrating their 60th, 65th or 70th Wedding Anniversary? If so please contact Perth & Kinross Council who would like to help them celebrate. See poster for details.


 
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with
Aero Space Kinross and Milnathort Filmhouse.
Join us on Saturday 20th July to watch the movie "First Man". See diary page for details.

Backstage at The GreenLive music regularly at Backstage, in The Green Hotel. See diary pages for forthcoming dates.

Kinross Recovery & Conversation Cafe.
This weekly group is for anyone with an interest in improving their wellbeing and needing support on their recovery journey from addiction or substance misuse. See poster for further information

SPARK - 2.
Are you an adult with a disability? Would you like there to be more for you to do in Kinross?
Come along on Thursdays, 1pm - 3pm. See poster for details.

Kinross "Stride for Life" Short walks every Monday
Meet 2pm at the Day Centre
A short led walk around the town or on the Heritage Trail ..... (more)

The Beacon. The Kinross Food Bank. Open every Tuesday and Thursday. 10 - 2. St Paul's Church. See poster for details.

Credit Union Logo Supporting local people with ethical finance Perth and Kinross Credit Union (PKCU) is now open for business in Kinross. Looking for great value, ethical savings and loans?
PKCU will be open from 10am to 12pm every Tuesday in St Paul’s Church Hall. Visit the website. Read article

 

 




 




 
This is Guide Puppy, Bodrig.
Guide Dogs
have started up a new local coffee and chat group for Kinross and surrounding areas.
Our first meeting is on Tuesday 16th July at 10.00a.m.
... see diary page for details.

Do you have some spare time? Do you enjoy driving? Are you a people person?
If so we have the ideal volunteering opportunity... read more.


Lip Reading Classes. Do you or someone else you know have a hearing loss? Lip Reading Classes can help. Advice is available on tinnitus, cochlea implants, access to work and getting benefits. Learn how your hearing aids work and about equipment to help you with your hearing loss, e.g. smoke alarms, television aids, flashing doorbells and more.The above equipment is free. Classes start in Kinross in October and a few places are still available on Fridays in Perth. Classes are funded and free to participants.To book a place, or for more information, contact Susan Brown Tel: 01250 872861 or 07940 333924, or by email at Perthshirelipreading@hotmail.com. Facebook-Perthshire Lipreading
SPARKs need 2 volunteers
SPARKs are a group which offers adults of all ages who have support needs or disabilities to meet together with their carers to improve their health & wellbeing. Further Details

Loch Leven Community Library
Please note the Library will not open till 1pm on Thursday 2nd May due to staff training

Code Club, gives children,7-11 years, an opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from. The project introduces coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. New members welcome. Please contact the library to book a place. Every Thursday 4-5pm
Tel: 01577 867205 or email

Coffee and Crochet: Fancy coming along to a crochet club? Chat, enjoy coffee and share hints and tips. Thursdays 10-11.30am. Come along and join this small friendly group.

IT Help Sessions: Free sessions but booking essential. Monthly on a Thursday 2.00pm onwards.

Book Groups at the Library
We currently have three book groups for adults running at Loch Leven Community Library.
Crime book Group: Once a month on a Tuesday evening, 6.45-7.45pm
General Book Group: Once a month on a Friday morning 10.30-11.30am
Café Book Group: Once a month on a Saturday morning 11.15am.
February meeting for Café Book group is Saturday 10th February.

Book group for children: Chatterbooks. For children age 7-11 years. On the first Friday of the month 4.00 to 5.00pm. Spaces are limited so please contact the libriary for more details.
Please contact the Library for the other book group dates.

Creative Writing Group. Always wanted to try your hand at creative writing? Come along, its free, interesting and supportive to budding writers. Next meeting Tuesdays - 6.00-7.45 pm.

Library booksBooks on Wheels
Would you, or someone you know, like books/multimedia delivered to your home?- see poster for details

Mobile Library - contact library for times and dates of visits.

Library Contacts: Tel: 01577 867205
Email: lochlevenlibrary@culturepk.org.uk


All parents know that those early years before children go off to school are vital in a child’s life and at Home-Start we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure childhood for their children.
It’s just that sometimes they need a bit of help ...your help. See poster.


Trauma Counselling Line
Scotland

A free and confidential service for people who have experienced abuse in childhood. See leaflet for phone number and details.

PKAVS has launched a new telephone service for carers of people aged 65 or over. Please see the poster for details.
Carers of people aged 65 or over are welcome to call 01738 452214 to hear a friendly voice and receive emotional support.

THERAPIES FOR UNPAID CARERS. We offer therapies for unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross. Any carers who are registered with our service will be able to book in for a social therapy. See poster for details.