As a young carer you can access 1:1 support with a member of the young carer team. We will focus on your needs and get a better understanding of how we can support you as a young carer. Together we will work on your wellbeing and be able to provide you with the following support:
More than anything, we are here for you to talk to. Talking over things always helps which is why for many young people, the best method of support is to have the chance to talk about what’s going on at home to people who understand and won’t judge.
The Linked Up project has access to many services around East Dunbartonshire that can support you as a young carer and your family. We can also provide you with information to do with your caring role and any financial help you might be entitled to.
For many people, caring can be very confusing. You might not know what help is out there and how to go about getting it. We can provide you with Advocacy which means will listen to you and can help write letters, fill out applications, prepare for and attend meetings with you. We make sure your voice is heard.
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.