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.
Health Watch Derbyshire
Local and national support services and information for carers in Derbyshire.
Telephone: 01773 880786
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
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.
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
Creative Carers is for people over 18 who look after someone living in Derby (partner, family, member, friend or relative) informally.
Telephone: 01332 22 77 11
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
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.
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.