Community Response Volunteers

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Jon and Katy spoke to Sam from the East Dunbartonshire Community Service Volunteers who told us all about the services the volunteers offer, some of the projects they’re been working on  and helping with recently, and how you can access their services or offer your help as a volunteer.

Take a look at the links and info below to learn more about the resources mentioned in today’s episode.


East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA):

EDVA Website

EDVA phone: 01415786680

G61 & G62 Community Response:

Facebook Page


OPAL Website

OPAL Helpline: 01414382347

Volunteer Scotland

East Dunbartonshire Volunteering Opportunities

Carers Link Lowdown: COVID-19 vaccination for unpaid carers

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This episode discusses COVID-19 Vaccinations for unpaid carers in Scotland. Jon and Katy spoke to Shubhanna Hussain from the Coalition of Carers in Scotland about vaccines, timelines, how to self-register and more.

If you’re looking for more specific information, the National Carer Organisations are hosting an unpaid carers Q&A on the COVID Vaccine and Vaccination Programme between 1:00 – 2:30pm on Friday 19 March 2021. Julie Hoey from the Scottish Government COVID Vaccine Policy Team will be attending the event to answer any questions that unpaid carers may have. You can register for the Zoom meeting for the event at the link below.

Register for the event here

To self-register as an unpaid carer for your vaccine visit the link below.

NHS Inform Carers Self-Registration

As always you can find the resources mentioned in the episode below as well as our contact information if you want to get in touch!


Carers Vaccination Self-Registration

Coalition of Carers in Scotland

COVID Vaccine for Carers FAQ

COVID Zoom Q&A Registration

NHS Inform – The COVID-19 Vaccine Information

OPAL Website

OPAL Helpline: 01414382347

Carers Link Lowdown: steps to good mental health

In this episode Jon and Katy spoke to Judith and Mirka from Group Recovery Aftercare Community Enterprise (G.R.A.C.E). Listen in as we cover the topics of mental health, worrying, resilience, and more.

As always, you can find links to resources mentioned in today’s show below, as well as our contact details. If there’s anything you’d like to hear covered on the podcast, let us know!


G.R.A.C.E. Resources:




3 Secrets of Resilient People – Lucy Hone TEDx Talk

Carers Link podcast: Groups for Carers & Respitality

In this episode we chat with our newest member of staff, Catriona. She spoke to us about her work helping to organise our groups and an exciting new project called Respitality! You can learn more about Respitality at the links listed below and if you have any suggestions for our groups, get in touch with Catriona at