Carers Link
East Dunbartonshire

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

Being a young carer during lockdown

In this episode of the Lowdown, Katy spoke to our Young Carer Wellbeing Coordinator, Lauren, and two of our young carers, Samantha, and Faye. They spoke about the challenges young carers have faced during lockdown, balancing caring roles with schoolwork, and ways to maintain mental and physical wellbeing. Enjoy the episode and let us know …

Young adult carer transitions

We’re back with another episode of Carers Link Lowdown! This time Katy is flying solo hosting and she’s joined by young adult carers Jessica, Lauren, and Stephen as well as Carers Link collaborators Jan and Stevie to talk about young adult carer transitions. This fantastic conversation covers employability, action plans for leaving school, CV and …

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If there is member of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde staff who has gone above and beyond in their role, you can nominate them for a NHSGGC Excellence Award. The awards are for individual members of staff, teams or projects that have identified ways to deliver improvements that benefit patients and service uses, colleagues or NHSGGC. Nominations close on 20th August 2021, and there are a whole range of categories, including volunteers. Find out more and nominate at www.nhsggc.org.uk/our-performance/excellence-awards/# ... See MoreSee Less
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From today (31st July), if you care for someone who is terminally ill, the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 states that your local authority should offer you an adult carer support plan or young carer statement within 2 working days. Find out more at carerslink.org.uk/carer-support-plan/ and carerslink.org.uk/young-carer-statement/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Alzheimer Scotland is launching an online lunchtime group for LGBT+ people caring for someone with dementia. The first meeting is on 4th August at 12.30pm. LGBT+ people are generally much less likely to seek out help, so this will be a safe space for people to come together, share experiences, and offer support and advice to each other. For more information contact Janine on 07734 289 400, email jadair@alzscot.org. ... 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.