Entries by carerslink

New Vacancy-Volunteer Coordinator

Are you excellent at multi-tasking? Do you thrive on being busy with a job full of variety? Are you passionate about supporting people? Are you well-organised, great at communication, have good computing skills and keen to work in a job that makes a difference? If you have said YES, then we want to hear from […]

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An opportunity to set sail with Carers Link

Following the success of our voyages for young and young adult carers, and our day under sail for adult carers we are now organising a 5-day inter-generational sailing trip with the Ocean Youth Trust in October. All adult carers who are tempted by the idea of sailing the Clyde are invited to our Information Event […]

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What’s On for carers

The latest issue of What’s On has arrived. Our quarterly newsletter has been revamped to make it even easier to find out about the groups and events that we run for carers. With more sessions now running in the evening, we hope that you will find something that interest you. You can read What’s on […]

State of Caring Survey 2018

Carers UK has launched it’s annual survey to gather the experiences of carers across the UK, and you can get involved. You can complete the survey online. As it’s gathering a lot of information, it takes 20 to 30 minutes to answer all the questions, but if you’re short of time you can skip some and […]

Implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act

After 2 years of development and consultation, the Carers Act (Scotland) will be implemented on 1st April. The Act extends and enhances the rights of carers in Scotland to help improve their health and wellbeing, so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, and have a life alongside caring. You can find […]

Lentfest 2018: The Dementia Journey with Faith in the Arts

On Saturday 24th March at Our Lady & St George RC Church in Glasgow G52 2QE, a day devoted to the positive impact of the arts upon those living with dementia. Featuring Dr Adrian Treloar, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist from England and author of the book Dementia: Hope on a Difficult Journey Sarah Metcalf, CEO […]

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Autism Awareness Week

Autism Awareness week runs from 26th March to 2nd April, and puts a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism – and their family – face every day. In the run up to this East Dunbartonshire Council is running a Festival of Celebration: Autism and Mental Health happening on from Thursday 22nd March to Saturday […]

Over The Wall is a national UK children’s charity which provides free of charge residential camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses and their families reach beyond the perceived limitations of illness to rediscover a whole new world of possibilities. Registration for the 2018 camps is now open, and there is a camp for siblings running in […]

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Self Directed Support

Self- directed support (SDS) allows people who are eligible to choose how their support is provided, and gives them as much control as they want of their individual budget. The support can be for the person that you care for, or for your caring role. East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership is hosting a […]

How will the new GP contract affect you?

The news about the new GP contract talks about how it will improve access for patients, address health inequalities and improve population health including mental health, provide financial stability for GPs, and reduce GP workload through the expansion of the primary care multidisciplinary team. But how will it affect you if you are a carer? […]