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 25, they are referred to as Young Adult Carers

A Young Carer / Young Adult Carer is anyone who provides unpaid care to a family member or friend who has a learning disability, physical disability or struggles with a mental health or substance misuse problem.

They might provide care alone or share the care with other family members/friend and the young person doesn’t always live with the person they care for. Their responsibilities will vary depending on the nature of the illness/disability and their family situation

referrals by professionals

A young person who has a caring role can be referred to the project by staff within schools, social work, GPs, healthcare staff, voluntary organisations as well as other agencies.

If you would like to make a referral for a young carer under 16 years old then we request you complete a simple referral form.

  • This form can be completed online and sent on to us directly by clicking on this link.
  • Alternatively, you can download and complete the Referral Form and then send it to us using the contact details below.

If you would like to refer a young person who is over 16 then you can contact us directly, no referral form is required.

Contact details

Call us : 0800 775 2131 / 0141 955 2131

Email :

Post : Carers Link East Dunbartonshire, Milngavie Enterprise Centre, Ellangowan Road, Milngavie, G62 8PH

Send us a message directly : Click the link to get in touch

Self-referrals or referrals by family members

Referrals can be made by anyone, not just professionals.

Young Carer / Young Adult Carer themselves along with any family members can also get in touch and make a referral. Contact us using the details above.