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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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👉👉Supporting Autism and Neurodiversity 4 week course - week 2 - on March 7 at 10:00 amThis course will be held face to face in Springburn or on zoom. This course is for parents/ carers of neurodivergent family members who may not have been diagnosed. 👉👉https://carerslink.org.uk/events/supporting-autism-and-neurodiversity-4-week-course-week-2-7/ #AutismSupport ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know 8 in 10 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home? This February for #HeartMonth, learn CPR in just 15 minutes for free with the British Heart Foundation's online training tool, RevivR.By knowing the steps and how to use a defibrillator, you can more than double the chances of survival for someone in cardiac arrest. www.bhf.org.uk/.../how-to.../learn-cpr-in-15-minutes ... See MoreSee Less
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🔥🔥Brave the embers and walk over hot coals for us! 🔥🔥 Join us at Firewalk 2024 on Sunday 24 March and help raise funds for unpaid carers in East Dunbartonshire.Places are limited so don't delay in signing up. All details in the link.carerslink.org.uk/events/firewalk-2024/Ailsa, one of last year's brave Firewalkers, said "The experience of doing a Firewalk for Carers Link was truly sensational! The inspiring workshop before the walk helped boost my courage and motivation. I can't quite explain why but my feet didn't hurt a bit and afterwards I felt more confident and wonderfully exhilarated and energised - so much so that I did the walk twice! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole event and would heartily recommend it."#hotcoals #supportunpaidcarers #eastdunbartonshire ... 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.