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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.

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

Carers and COVID-19

The situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) is constantly evolving, and it is a worrying time for carers and those they care for. Carers Link is still here to help local carers, and our staff are available for you to talk to – just call us on 0800 975 2131 or email enquiry@carerslink.org.uk.

We can help you with information about how the latest government guidelines affect your caring role, and how carers can access the COVID-19 vaccine, and we may be able to help you access Personal Protective Equipment. You can find out more on our COVID-19 page.

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 for some 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

Office banter – Christmas

Katy, Catriona, Heather and Jon get into the Christmas spirit with a quiz and chat about Christmas’s past, favourite Christmas songs an d more. Join us round the virtual water cooler for a chat.

Fire safety – interlinked fire alarms

In this episode, Katy and Catriona are joined by David, one of the Carers Link tech buddies and a registered electrician. They discuss the new Scottish legislation around smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms which mean that every home in Scotland must have interlinked fire alarms by February 2022 Listen in to find out everything …

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Scottish Government has announced a £4million funding package to help provide support to unpaid carers this winter, in recognition of the enormous role they play in looking after loved ones, and the added pressure many have faced during the pandemic.Over the next few weeks, the additional winter funding will allow organisations working with unpaid carers to expand the services they provide to all groups of adult and young carers, including those looking after disabled children and young people and those caring for a relative with dementia.To read more about the announcement: carersnet.org/4million-funding-for-carer-support/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Creatovators have new Autism support events coming up for the parents and carers of someone who has just been diagnosed or is in the process of being diagnosed with #autism. Click the link below to find out more information and how to sign up! ... See MoreSee Less
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📣 Young Carer Support Worker 📣🧠 Up for a new challenge? Want to make a difference?👂 Love young people and are good at listening?💬 Self-motivated and like to keep busy?Follow the link for more information and how to apply! goodmoves.com/vacancy/a4s3z00000SfDmsAAF/young-carer-support-worker ... 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.