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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

I’m a Guardian, now what?

In the final episode of our short series on Guardianship Katy talks to Fiona, a parent carer who has recently got guardianship for her son, and Martin fills in any final details about the practicalities of being a guardian. We had a number of questions sent in which we didn’t have time to answer in …

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“For the great doesn’t happen alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.” A phone call with a donor, a completed application to a Trust, signing up someone to a sponsored challenge…all little things as part of your busy and varied job as our Fundraising Co-ordinator but together they might give young carers a chance of a holiday, or a family some much needed respite. Do you want a job that makes great things happen? This is an exciting opportunity to build on our recent fundraising successes. We need someone that can motivate others to support our work, that can build long-term relationships with donors and local businesses, and who can turn ideas into fun events and/or activities that raise much needed funds.Our office is based in Milngavie but covers all of East Dunbartonshire. A mix of office and home-working is available. Salary and Hours = £24,000 pro rata to 28 hours per week. Closing date 4pm Monday 15th August, Interviews Tuesday 23rd August.carerslink.org.uk/fundraising-coordinator/ ... See MoreSee Less
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As a carer, often your own needs get put to the bottom of the pile and you stop prioritising your own health. Our new Wellbeing Worker, Shannen, is here to offer 1:1 emotional and practical support to help you make lifestyle changes which will improve your own health and wellbeing. This can be anything from support with quitting smoking, losing weight or being more active, to socialising more, taking time out for mindfulness, taking up a new hobby or even just getting a better sleep! You have to feel your best in order to give your best. If you would like to chat about your health and wellbeing goals, even if you don’t have anything in mind, contact Shannen at shannen@carerslink.org.uk or on 07903889858. ... 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.