Carers

Carers in Derbyshire

If you’ve just become a carer, or had an increase in your caring responsibilities, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to getting help and support.

Facebook: @carersinderbyshire

Twitter: @CarersinDerbys

Website: www.carersinderbyshire.org.uk

Health Watch Derbyshire

Local and national support services and information for carers in Derbyshire.

Telephone: 01773 880786

Facebook: @HealthwatchDerbyshire

Twitter: @HWDerbyshire

Website: www.healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk

Email: enquiries@healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 0808 808 7777

Website: www.carersuk.org

Email: info@carersuk.org

Carers' Breaks and Respite Care

Respite care means taking a break from caring, while the person you care for is looked after by someone else. It lets you take time out to look after yourself and helps stop you becoming exhausted and run down. There are lots of respite care options available.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/support-and-benefits-for-carers/carer-breaks-and-respite-care/

Derbyshire Carers Association

Derbyshire Carers Association recognise that the responsibility of caring for someone who cannot manage at home without help often places great physical and emotional strain upon the Carer. Whether you care for someone for a few hours a week or for 24 hours a day, they can offer you a wide range of confidential and independent services, helping you to care.

Telephone: 01663 745500

Facebook: @derbyshirecarers

Twitter: @derbyshirecarer

Wesbite: www.derbyshirecarers.co.uk

Email: highpeak@derbyshirecarers.co.uk

Derbyshire Carers

Upcoming activities and workshops for unpaid Carers across Derbyshire including our Cost of Living Advice and Support workshop on Monday 3rd October at 10:30 via Zoom. During this information session you will meet different organisations who will share their tips and advice around the current cost of living crisis. Joining them will be Sonia from Severn Trent, Kay from Clay Cross Food Bank, Eastre from Welfare Rights, and Andy from National Energy Action. These organisations will share information on cost of living grants, support available, energy saving tips, dealing with fuel debt and much more! There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

For a full list of activities see their webpage https://www.derbyshirecarers.co.uk/carers-training-breaks-and-events and for a list of their support groups see https://www.derbyshirecarers.co.uk/support-groups.

Carers Trust East Midlands

Carers Trust East Midlands Carers Services support over 800 family carers and the people they care for across Derbyshire. They offer a flexible, professional care service to people of all ages with a range of health conditions and disabilities.

Telephone: 0115 9628920

Facebook: @CTEastMidlands

Twitter: @CarersTrustEM

Website: www.carerstrustem.org

Email: hello@carerstrustem.org

Social Care and Support Guide

The NHS has a wealth of information on the help available from social services and charities, including helplines, needs assessments, advocacy and reporting abuse.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/help-from-social-services-and-charities/

Care Homes

Moving into a care home is a big decision and it can cost a lot of money. Before choosing a care home for you or someone you know, it’s worth considering all of the options.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/care-services-equipment-and-care-homes/care-homes/