Entries by carerslink

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? […]

Support available from the Family Fund

  If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child, you might be eligible for a grant from Family Fund, and they are trying to make more families aware of the support they can offer. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young […]

Festive Guide to Your Health Services

Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS has published a guide to what services are available over Christmas. The booklet is a helpful read as it gives advice over where to go for various ailments all year round, as well as over the holiday period. All GPs will be closed on 25th and 26th December, and 1st […]

Additional support for carers from the Scottish government

The Scottish government will use its new devolved powers on benefits to increase Carer’s Allowance from summer 2018, and introduce a Young Carer Grant from autumn 2019 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will continue to pay Carer’s Allowance (CA), and Scottish Government will pay the difference between CA and Jobseeker’s Allowance as a […]