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Information for professionals The Linked Up project is part of Carers Link, East Dunbartonshire and is a service for young people aged 8-25 who have a caring role. – If a young person is under 16 years old, they are usually referred to as Young Carers – If they are over 16 and under [...]
Work Struggling to find work? Figuring out what career path to follow and getting into work isn’t easy for anyone, especially for young people with caring responsibilities. Young Adult Carers need to think about many additional factors when looking for a job to make sure that it suits them and their caring role. This is a [...]
No time away from caring? Young Carers can often feel like they are missing out on opportunities that other people their age might take for granted. Many have a lot of responsibilities to do with their caring role and so they struggle to find the time for their interests/hobbies, to see friends, go on trips [...]
Who do we support? The Linked Up project supports Young Carers and Young Adult Carers aged 8-25 who are caring for someone in their family. How do we support Young Carers? Listening Ear More than anything, we are here for you to talk to. Talking over things always helps which is why for many young people, the [...]
Who Cares? Anyone can be a carer for someone. Some carers are elderly, some carers are parents and some carers are young people. Carers aged 8-25 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member or friend are usually known as Young Carers if they're under 18 years old. If they are over 18 but [...]
Let us tell you who we are! Welcome to Linked Up! This project works as part of Carers Link, East Dunbartonshire and is focused on supporting Young Carers and Young Adult Carers aged between 8-25 years. A young carer is anyone who provides unpaid care to a family member or friend who has a mental [...]
Finding it difficult to study and care? For many young people who have a caring role, education can be very challenging. Finding the time and energy to study in between caring can be difficult, many young carers will have poor attendance and will often struggle to meet deadlines due to their caring role. This might mean [...]
Ella's story Ella was referred to Carers Link in February 2015 when she was 11 years old, she is now 13. Ella’s younger sister is 5 years old and although she has no formal diagnosis, she has additional support needs and delayed development. Sophie struggles with communication, still wears nappies [...]
Answer Yes, we organise day trips and outings during the school holidays. In addition we occasionally organise longer trips away such as residential.