Carers Link East Dunbartonshire has been awarded nearly £50,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, and local MP Jo Swinson has offered her congratulations.
The money will go towards delivering a range of support services for local young carers aged 15-24. The services will include assistance in securing further education as well as employment and volunteer opportunities.
Commenting, Jo said:
“Carers Link provide excellent support to local carers, many of whom selflessly give up huge amounts of time to help their loved ones. It is estimated that six in ten of us will at some point in our lives find ourselves caring for someone else – an elderly relative, a sick child or a friend who needs our support. This money will go towards providing great opportunities for young carers to help them fulfil their potential.
“Carers are the quiet heroes in our community, which is why Liberal Democrats have pledged to provide a £250 Carer’s Bonus if returned to government next year, which would benefit nearly 1,400 carers in East Dunbartonshire.”