Entries by carers

Help with Self-Directed Support

MECOPP’s 3 R’s Project MECOPP’s new Self-directed Support legal rights project, “The 3 R’s Project”, is able to support individuals (carers and/or the supported person) who have encountered difficulty accessing or using Self-directed Support. The project can: Provide advice and information on your legal rights under self-directed support, human rights and equalities legislation Undertake casework […]

Dementia: the Carer’s Experience

This is a conference on Saturday 30th September has been designed and organised by people with long experience of caring for someone with dementia. It is for people who are currently caring for someone with dementia, unpaid, and the conference has a twin focus which will include Financial – Legal Matters – Home Matters, and […]

8 out of 10 carers lonely

Research by Carers UK has revealed that 8 out of 10 carers have felt lonely or socially isolated as a result of their caring role, and this rises to nearly 86% of carers providing 50 hours or more a week. The longer people have been caring for, the more likely they are to feel lonely […]

Review of Minor Injuries Services for West Glasgow

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde are going to review the options for minor injuries services for people in West Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire. It will look at: • how accessible minor injuries services are for people in Greater Glasgow and Clyde • how many people need to use minor injuries services • the […]

Your views on local priorities

East Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership has identified six themes where it would like to make improvements and wants to involve local people. There is an online survey at https://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/council/consultations/improving-local-outcomes-have-your-say, or if you would prefer a paper copy please contact Carers Link.  Theme 6 is vulnerable people and carers, but none of the questions relate directly to carers […]

Your thoughts on the Social Security (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Government will soon be introducing a Bill to Parliament which will provide the legislation needed for them to set up a social security agency in Scotland and administer the devolved benefits, including Carers Allowance and benefits for disabled people. Carers Link have organised two consultation meetings so that carers can find out more […]