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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

The life of a young adult carer

Sam cares for his younger brother, Ben. Sam is now in his final year at college and has been living away from home. His caring role has diminished while at college, but he will be returning home in the summer and will be on standby to resume caring for his brother, alongside his parents.   …

How to get started when you become a carer

Whether you have recently become a carer or have been caring for many years, it can sometimes be difficult to even know even where to start and what services and support are available to suit your individual situation and needs. Liz Dennis is a carer for her husband who was diagnosed with dementia in 2023, …

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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.

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Carers Link is a Registered Charity NO. SC034447 and Registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee Number 270702