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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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It's a White Christmas at Kirky Picture Palace with Alzheimer ScotlandAlzheimer Scotland in East Dunbartonshire invites you to a screening of the iconic classic White Christmas. Come along and join in some festive cheer!Save the date: Friday 15th December at 2.00 pm in Kirkintilloch Town Hall with Moving Memories Dementia Friendly. Tickets are £5 and carers are free. If you look after a family member or friend who cannot manage without your support and you are not paid for it, you are a carer. Carers Link East Dunbartonshire can help you. Contact: enquiry@carerslink.org.uk, 0800 9752131.#alzheimer Scotland #East Dunbartonshire #carerslink #unpaidcarers ... See MoreSee Less
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📢📢 Calling all Asda shoppers!📢📢 Our Fundraising Volunteer, Lynda, is in-store today. Why not pop by to have a chat, find out about Carers Link East Dunbartonshire, and donate to our cause? Help us help unpaid carers throughout East Dunbartonshire.#GiveCarersABreak #unpaidcarers #feelgoodshopping ... See MoreSee Less
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All carers over the age of 16 are eligible for the free flu vaccination and COVID Booster. During the colder winter months, when people stay indoors for longer and in larger groups, there is an increase in the number of people experiencing coughs, colds and flu or Covid-19-like illnesses.If you've not managed to get your vaccination yet, there are local drop in clinics running this week that you can attend. All are open from 10am to 6pm, and are at:Wednesday 6th December: St Marks Church, DrumchapelThursday 7th December: Merkland Primary School Kirkintilloch and Milngavie Town HallFriday 8th December: Possilpark Health CentreSaturday 9th December: St Marks Church, Drumchapel. You can get details at www.nhsggc.scot/your-health/seasonal-flu/ ... 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.