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Carers Link provides information and support to unpaid carers who live in East Dunbartonshire or care for someone who lives in East Dunbartonshire.

If you look after a family member or friend who cannot manage without your support, you are a carer. You may be “doing what anyone would do”, but we can help you.

You may simply be looking for some information, or you may go on to access advocacy, one-to-one support or our sessions and groups for carers. However large or small your query, we’re here to help. If you would like us to get in touch with you just fill in our self referral form, and we will be in touch.

You can find out more about the difference that Carers Link can make by watching our video – simply click on the button on the left.

No matter who you are or who you care for, Carers Link is here to support you

Who is a carer

Anyone who provides (or intends to provide) care for another person is a carer. The exceptions to this are if the only reason for providing care is that the person is under 18, or if you are caring because you  have a contract or as voluntary work.

You can be caring for someone for any number of hours, and you do not need to be providing a substantial amount of care on a regular basis.

A young carer is any carer who is under the age of 18, or who is 18 or over and still attending school.

Latest News Updates

Generous Inner Wheel Fundraisers in Kirkintilloch raise £900 for Carers Link

Picture shows President Margaret Pears and members of the Inner Wheel, Kathleen MacPherson, Morag Barron, Annette Adams, Dorothy Stewart and Veronica Regan, Fundraiser from Carers Link.  The Inner Wheel Club of Kirkintilloch has once again proven their commitment to making a positive impact in their community by raising an impressive £900 for Carers Link. This …

Fundraising news

It’s been a great few months on the Fundraising front, and you can read all about it in our Fundraising newsletter .

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🎄❤️ As we gear up for the festive season, here's a couple of ways you can make a difference to Carers Link! 🎄❤️🎁 Easyfundraising - Shop with a Purpose!Remember to use eeasyfundraising.org.uk when you do your online shopping this year and choose us as your cause. You can turn your online shopping into free donations at no extra cost to you - raise donations when you buy gifts, decorations, your festive food shopping or anything else! Please sign up and help us raise more. ow.ly/NBMG50QaGVt💌 Don'tSendMeACard.com - Spread Love, Save the Environment!This year, let's go the extra mile to make a positive impact. Instead of sending traditional Christmas cards, join the eco-friendly movement with DDontSendMeACard.com 🌍💚 Sign up, make a donation to Carers Link, and send personalised e-cards to your loved ones. It's a win-win – supporting a fantastic cause and reducing our carbon footprint! 🌲🌟ow.ly/Gl5Y50QaGVu🌟 Why Carers Link?We provide vital support to those who selflessly care for others. Our work is invaluable, and with your help, we can ensure that we continue making a difference in the lives of countless individuals and families throughout East Dunbartonshire. 🤗💖#SeasonOfGiving #carerslink #ChristmasCheer #supportthosewhocare #unpaidcarers #eastdunbartonshire ... See MoreSee Less
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As part of the Remembering Together COVID-19 memorial project East Dunbartonshire Council will be building covered seats in various places across East Dunbartonshire. They are holding a poll to find the preferred design in each area. You can find out more and vote at www.edlc.co.uk/remembering-together ... See MoreSee Less
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The next Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments will be made from 8 December 2023. Carers will receive this payment automatically from the above date if they were receiving Carer’s Allowance on 9 October 2023. You do not need to apply for this payment. If you do not receive a letter or payment by 18 December 2023, you can contact Social Security Scotland for free on 0800 182 2222 for further information. ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming Events

We are normally open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00 pm, but appointments (by phone or online) out with these hours can be arranged. Currently mail is not being picked up from the office on a regular basis so if possible please email or phone us. During evenings and weekends, if you or someone you know requires urgent social work support, please call 0800 811 505.