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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

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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Fantastic competition over at Stack & Still. Nominate a carer!NOMINATE A CARER!At Stack & Still we want to help you treat others over the festive period. This week our giveaway is for a carer to win a £50 gift card.To win this gift card for a carer all you have to do is:- Tag them or tell us about who you'd like to nominate- Like this photoThe winner will be contacted and announced on Friday 3rd December 🎄Terms & Conditions: This competition is running on Facebook and Instagram and has no affiliation with them. The winner will be contacted by our main page only. ... See MoreSee Less
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Over The Wall have now opened applications for their 2022 camps, and this year they have a mixture of residential and virtual camps so that they can continue to reach more young people across the UK affected by health challenges. www.otw.org.uk/event/scotland-hc-sib-camp/ The services they are providing in 2022 are: Residential Camps:Over The Wall have a mixture of Health Challenge (aged 8-17), Siblings and Family Camps to offer at their sites in Staffordshire (Midlands) and Perth (Scotland). They provide a medically safe environment for young people affected by health challenges to take part in incredible activities from climbing and archery, to arts, crafts and board games, their wide range of activities allow the campers to create memories, build their confidence and make lifelong friendships with young people in similar situations to their own. Please read the criteria link below. Sibling CampThey invite applications from children aged 8 to 17 who have a brother or sister (of any age) who is currently receiving treatment, or experiencing health challenges. Unfortunately, they are unable to accept children with behavioural or social communication needs that would prevent them from participating in age appropriate group activities. Siblings will attend with their cared for person due to limited spaces this year. Family CampThey invite applications from families who have a child aged from 0 to 17 years, who is currently receiving treatment, or experiencing health challenges. One child in the family must be aged between 8-17.More information on the criteria: www.otw.org.uk/criteria/ More information on how to apply: overthewall.campmanagement.com/p/request_for_info_m.php?action=enroll ... 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.