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 around 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 January 2019 to 31st January 2019
- Award: £7,910 via Call 2
- Data published on 360Giving
- Charity registered in Scotland SC034447
The introduction of the Carers Act has resulted in increased workload and more complex data gathering and storage (see question 28 below). We therefore seek funding to replace and upgrade our hardware and software: • We would like to replace our current PC hardware with new Windows 10 Pro PCs and install MS Office 2016 Standard • We would like to migrate our email to the cloud (Exchange Online), which would reduce the load on the current SBS Server.