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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 […]

Unpaid carers missing out on vital support

Anyone who helps to look after a loved one is a carer, but many people do not recognise this, and so are missing out on vital support. The latest research from Carers UK shows that it’a not just the carers themselves who don’t recognise their role, it’s other family members, friends and colleagues: more than […]

An opportunity to share a Christmas Festive meal

If you are going to be on your own on Christmas Day this year, you could go along to a Christmas Festive meal at Smith’s Hotel in Kirkintilloch. It’s free, and transport can be arranged. You can read about last year’s event on Silver Stag’s website, and the poster above has more information. Places are […]

Do you have ideas and thoughts about local health and social care services?

East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is seeking local people who are interested in helping us to improve local health and social care services. The HSCP is responsible for planning and delivering health care and social work services in East Dunbartonshire. They are inviting local people to join with other East Dunbartonshire residents to […]

Sponsor us!

  Four of Carers Link’s staff are taking part in the Supernova 5k at the Kelpies on Friday 10th November to raise much needed funds for Carers Link, and we have set up a Team Carers Link fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving.  The statutory funding that we receive is not enough to enable us […]

Update on plans for devolved benefits

The Minister for Social Security, Jeanne Freeman, has recorded an update for carers on the plans for social security in Scotland. In it she sets out the plans and timescales for setting up a social security agency in Scotland and taking over the 11 devolved benefits by 2020. She also answers questions which were raised […]

Young Carers Online-Support Worker

Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of Young Carers in East Dunbartonshire? We are looking for an energetic, creative and enthusiastic Young Carer Support Worker to help deliver positive outcomes for young carers aged 8-18 in person and 13-25 online. This will be done through one to one work and […]