Working in partnership with others, we empower carers by providing them with support and resources to improve their quality of life and develop the skills necessary to become more confident in their caring role.
Glasgow East End Community Carers has been providing support to carers in the East End of Glasgow since 1991. The organisation was originally formed by a group of local people who had experience of having to care for someone and they recognised that many individual carers needed support, advice and information to allow them to continue in their caring role
The original organisation comprised of a Carers Centre providing support to unpaid carers in the East End but it was quickly recognised that carers also needed a break from their caring role and a small respite/befriending service was established through grant funding in 1998. This operates as a social enterprise.
The organisation is governed by a Board of Directors many of whom are carers.
The organisation has gone through many changes and today has two distinct areas of operation; Carers Hub and Homecare.