The young carer service was established in 2012 as part of Carers Link, we have provided a dedicated service to young carers aged 8-16 and young adult carers aged 16-25.
Carers Link supports and encourages young carers by providing one to one support, information, advocacy, group support and residential trips. Our aim is to help you to have the best possible quality of life, both while you are caring for someone and if your caring role ends. No matter who you are or who you care for, Carers Link is here to support you.
You may be caring for just a few hours each week or doing it 24/7; you may have found yourself suddenly in this role, or perhaps the person you care for has gradually needed more and more help over the years. Whatever your circumstances, we are your local organisation dedicated to carers who live or care in East Dunbartonshire.
We ask for information about you and the person that you care for so that we can offer you the best service. If you are a young carer wanting to make a self-referral or a professional making a referral for a young carer, please follow the make a referral link below.
Have a look at our website to find the support you need.
Make a referral
This form will allow you to self-refer to Carers Link or refer someone else you think might benefit from our young carer services.
Young Carer Statement
As a Young Carer you are entitled to a Young Carers Statement. The purpose of this is to identify your needs and how these affect your wellbeing, and to plan for the future.
Young Carer Rights
As a young carer or a young adult carer you have a right to be supported and to get the help you need. You have these rights whether you look after someone every day or from time to time, or if you do a lot of or a little caring.
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.