Carers in Derbyshire
Carers in Derbyshire aims to be a one-stop-shop for unpaid carers who live in Derbyshire and want reliable, up-to-date information and advice about topics including:
- carers assessments and eligibility
- carers breaks, including carer personal budgets
- a searchable directory of services for carers including support groups, sitting services and social activities
- carers rights
- health and wellbeing advice
- advice on planning for an emergency
- employment advice for carers
Derbyshire Carers Association
Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) are the lead provider for carers services in Derbyshire. They are commissioned by Derbyshire County Council and NHS health services to provide support services for carers across the county. They offer support to both those who care for an adult and Young Carers.
They offer services including:
- Information, advice and guidance
- Individual support – face to face and over the phone
- Carers assessments – on behalf of Derbyshire County Council
- Awarding and administrating carer personal budgets – on behalf of Derbyshire County Council
- Support groups around the county
- Information and advice about getting a break from caring
- Training opportunities, such as First Aid and moving and handling
- Events and activities for carers
- Working in partnership with a Rothera Sharp Solicitors to provide free legal advice clinics for carers
Visit their website for more information and to get in touch.
A Guide to Carers Services
Here is a guide of useful information on Carers services produced by Derbyshire County Council.
Young carers service
The Young Carers Service is run by Derbyshire Carers Association and provides support to Young Carers across the county (Not Derby City).
South Derbyshire Mental Health Carers’ Forum
A self-help group of people who care or have cared for a relative, friend or neighbour suffering from any form of mental health illness. They meet monthly to offer each other mutual support, advice and understanding in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They currently have three groups: Derby, Ripley and Long Eaton
Cost of care and eligibility in England
Use this tool to find out about care home fees, paying for home care and if you might be eligible for local authority financial support in a few short steps.
Young carers often help with tasks around the home, such as cooking, cleaning, or helping someone to get dressed and move around. Caring for someone may require a lot of physical help, such as helping a disabled relative, though it can also involve providing emotional support for the relative and other family members too. All of this care is often provided while the young person is still in education. Being a young carer can, therefore, impact your life in a huge way.
The information provided via the below link looks at some of these impacts, as well as what rights you hold as a young carer and the types of support that are available.