There is a 1-to-1 service provided by Linked Up which gives young carers the opportunity to be linked with a Project Worker who will support them and their family. How this is done will vary depending on the needs of the young carer, it might be simply meeting up for a walk and a chat.
There are also young carers groups across East Dunbartonshire. These groups provide an invaluable chance for young carers to meet up with others who understand what it is like to be a young carer as they are all in the same position.
These groups offer the chance to get together, to meet up with friends, to talk things through and also, and importantly, to have some fun.
We also aim to work alongside schools to make sure they feel confident to understand the issues faced by young carers and to support them appropriately