Carers Link Fire Walk

Our second Fire Walk will be at Mugdock Country Park on 9th October. Can you cross hot coals for carers?

Join us for a night you’ll remember – experience the motivational workshop, light the ceremonial fire and send the past up in flames as you focus on the future.

This is an inclusive event, open to anyone over the age of 12. Those with restricted mobility can walk the coals with aids or assistance.

Due to the everchanging nature of Covid-19 we have waived the usual registration fee and instead we ask that participants raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship.

Sign up to walk through Eventbrite

How technology can help carers

This week we welcomed Elaine Marsh, a Digital Lead at the Health and Social Care Partnership and Martin Will, the Telecare Manager in East Dunbartonshire Council to the podcast. Katy spoke to Martin and Elaine all about telehealth, assistive technology, and how digital advances can help carers and those they care for.

Be sure to take a look at the links for some of the resources mentioned in the episode and if you have any questions or suggestions, get in touch!

Discover Digital: a guide for understanding and navigating digital health, care and wellbeing tools and services

Scotland’s National Digital Strategy

East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership Strategic Plan 2018-2021

NHS Near Me Video Appointment Service

Apply for a community alarm

Buddi Device

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 what you think!

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 interview advice, and how to fit your career around a caring role. You won’t want to miss it!