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

I’m a Guardian, now what?

In the final episode of our short series on Guardianship Katy talks to Fiona, a parent carer who has recently got guardianship for her son, and Martin fills in any final details about the practicalities of being a guardian. We had a number of questions sent in which we didn’t have time to answer in …

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Creatovators are running a "You are not alone" information and support session at Bearsden Baptist Church on Thursday 1st September at 7.30pm. The session is for anyone supporting someone on the autistic spectrum, autistic people and those awaiting diagnosis. The topic this time is Finance plus, and Catriona Smith who is the Local Delivery Relationship Lead for Social Security in East and West Dunbartonshire will be talking about available benefits and how to access them. "Panel Time", will give you the opportunity to ask question of Becky, and other men and women on the Autistic Spectrum, and during Blether and Browse Time" you can catch up with support offered by local organisations (including Carers Link) and chat with others.Find out more at creatovators.com/event/you-are-not-alone-finance-plus/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you UP for this? There's still time to join our charity zip slide event and raise funds for carers. For more info go to our website: carerslink.org.uk/events/cross-the-clyde-for-carers-link-2/ ... See MoreSee Less
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On Friday 23rd September we will be going to visit the newly refurbished and re-opened Burrell Collection. Transport will be provided for those carers who require it, with pick-ups at Carers Link's office in Milngavie and Eagle Lodge in Bishopbriggs. Lunch will be provided.Places are limited, so please book as soon as possible - and let us know if you require transport, or have any dietary requirements.carerslink.org.uk/events/the-burrell-collection/ ... 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.