Entries by carerslink

Support for autistic people and their parents

Graham Anderson is an Autism Improvement Officer with Autism Network Scotland, and is exploring what needs to be done to ensure autistic parents and parents of autistic people are better supported. He wants to liaise with parents to discuss their experiences of post-diagnostic support and the availability and effectiveness of current provision so that he […]

Consultation on Fair Access to Community Care

East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) provides a range of Community Care support services to adults with varying levels of support needs. Access to this support is determined by agreed Eligibility Criteria, with funding being made available where an individual has been assessed as having critical or substantial needs. The HSCP is updating […]

Disability assessments announcement

The new disability benefits assessment system in Scotland will be delivered by Social Security Scotland in line with the Scottish Government’s commitment not to use the private sector. Social Security Scotland will deliver face to face assessments to determine eligibility for disability assistance. They will significantly reduce the number of assessments by using existing evidence […]


Recognition for Louise

Louise is a young adult carer who spoke at our AGM last year. She is one of only 16 people in Scotland who have been awarded a Diana Award for going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change. You can read more about Louise on the Diana Award website, […]


We are recruiting

Fundraising Manager £25,000 pro rata to 21 hours per week Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you thrive on being busy with a job full of variety? Are you self-motivated, enthusiastic and organised? Are you keen to work in a busy, local organisation that makes a real difference to individuals and their families? […]


Are you looking for a challenge?

Volunteers are crucial to delivering the support that Carers Link provides to carers, but there’s one group of volunteers that are often unsung – the members of our Board of Trustees, and we need more. As a trustee with Carers Link you will not be directly involved with providing support to carers, but you will […]


Carers Link needs your input

Carers Link relies on our funding from the Big Lottery  – without it we would not be able to provide any of our groups nor provide some of our 1-1 support or emergency planning.  Over 530 carers have benefited directly from this funding.  This November sees the start of our last year of funding, and […]


Carers Allowance supplement to be paid in September

As part of their work to develop a Scottish social security system based on dignity, fairness and respect the Scottish Government will make the first payments of the new Carer’s Allowance Supplement to eligible carers in Scotland from Thursday 13 September. In recognition of the important contribution carers make these payments will mean that people […]

New Vacancy-Volunteer Coordinator

Are you excellent at multi-tasking? Do you thrive on being busy with a job full of variety? Are you passionate about supporting people? Are you well-organised, great at communication, have good computing skills and keen to work in a job that makes a difference? If you have said YES, then we want to hear from […]


An opportunity to set sail with Carers Link

Following the success of our voyages for young and young adult carers, and our day under sail for adult carers we are now organising a 5-day inter-generational sailing trip with the Ocean Youth Trust in October. All adult carers who are tempted by the idea of sailing the Clyde are invited to our Information Event […]