Carers Link was established in 2004 as a registered charity to support unpaid carers in East Dunbartonshire. We are the only organisation in East Dunbartonshire dedicated to carers and support nearly 1200 carers each year by providing support, information, advocacy, courses, groups and a listening ear. We want carers to have the best possible quality of life, both while they are caring for someone and if their caring role ends. Some carers contact Carers Link on a one-off basis to get the information they need at a specific point in time, while others remain in contact with the organisation for a long time and access a wide range of services. We support carers of all ages, and younger carers (8 to 25) get specialised support from our Linked Up service to help them cope with life at home, at school, in further and higher education and with employment skills.
- From 3rd September 2018 to 10th January 2019
- Award: £3,699 via Call 1
- Data published on 360Giving
- Charity registered in Scotland SC034447
We want to develop a series of webinars around the introduction and implementation of the Carer's Act which can be delivered to carers and to professionals who may be able to identify carers. We also want to add functionality to our CRM database to integrate it more closely with our website so that carers can more easily refer themselves, and be referred by professionals. Funding is required for: Purchase of virtual classroom software to enable us to host webinars, and room hire for staff while delivering the webinars. Purchase 2 laptops and two headphone/ microphone sets for delivering webinars Staff training - the webinars will be delivered by 2 members of staff. One has already attended CIPD training to design and deliver webinars, the other will attend a 4 week short course. Purchase of a web referral set up linking our website and CRM database