Welcome to
Carers Link

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

Design a Christmas Card Competition

This Christmas we will be raising funds by offering people the chance to send a Carers Link e-card, and make a donation to Carer Link – saving paper as well as helping Carers Link support local carers. To do that we need our own card designs, and that’s where you come in. Can you design …

A National Care Service for Scotland

In this episode, Katy is joined by Catriona, one of Carers Link’s carer support workers who focuses on finding breaks for carers. Today Katy and Catriona speak to Shubhanna Hussain-Ahmed from the Coalition of Carers in Scotland to discuss the Scottish Government’s consultation on a proposed National Care Service .  The proposed will make a …

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Are you looking for support? The East Dunbartonshire Asset Map is an interactive map with information about local activities, resources, organisations and places. These 'community assets' are tools you can use to support your health and wellbeing, both physical and mental.View the map at eastdunassets.org.uk - and if there is a resource missing that has has helped you, you can add it to the map so that other people can benefit. ... See MoreSee Less
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Last chance to enter our Design a Christmas card competition, with prizes for our favourite design in 3 age groups: Under 16, 16-25 and 26 and over and the chance to see your card on the Don't Send me a Card websiteWe are looking for a design to use on an e-card, but your creation does not need to be digital. You can create it however you want and then either take a photo of it or deliver it to our office for us to photograph it. The deadline for entries is 4pm on Wednesday 27th October, by email to whatson@carerslink.org.uk or to Milngavie Enterprise Centre, Ellangowan Road, Milngavie G66 8PH. Find out more at carerslink.org.uk/events/deadline-for-design-a-christmas-card-competition/ ... 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.