Carers Link East Dunbartonshire

Charity registered in Scotland SC034447

Carers Link is the local organisation dedicated to carers and we provide a range of services for people who live or care within the East Dunbartonshire area.

Our Vision:

Carers want to see the person they care for have the best possible quality of life.

Carers Link wants to see the Carers of East Dunbartonshire also have the best possible quality of life, encompassing help and support for your caring role, and the opportunity to pursue your own needs, interests or work.

Carers Link wants to see that the Carers of East Dunbartonshire are both informed and involved and that your experience as a Carer is respected and valued.

Current opportunities

Carers Link is supported by a dedicated team of Volunteers. Whether personally providing support to carers or helping in the office, we couldn't do what we do without them. The main responsibility is governance: to ensure we run efficiently and properly, that our funds are spent properly, to monitor the progress of the work of the organisation and to make sure that as the organisation grows, it continues to meet the needs of Carers in East Dunbartonshire. We are keen to hear from anyone who has personal caring experience, either now or in the past. However, although you do not need any formal experience to become a Board Member, you should be comfortable with reading reports.

Our Carers Call dedicated telephone service supports over 800 carers in East Dunbartonshire. Volunteers call carers offering a chat, which may be about their caring situation or about anything at all. This can reduce the stress and isolation carers can experience. Volunteers are not there to solve problems but offer support and contact. Carers feedback reports they are relieved not to feel so alone and have access to other services offered by Carers Link or other organisations. Calls are made fortnightly, monthly or 3 monthly, so each caller has a dedicated list of carers to call