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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 […]

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 […]