Carers

Carents Room

If you’re currently caring for someone elderly, you may need some support yourself. Other people in the same position understand the challenges and isolation that can occur.

The Carents Room was set up by a GP to help and support others.

Website: www.thecarentsroom.com/about

Creative Carers

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

Facebook: @creativecarers

Twitter: @CreativeCarers

Website: www.creative-carers.org

Email: creativecarers@gmail.com

Derbyshire Carers Association

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

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/

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

Young Carer Awareness

A Young Carer is someone who helps to care for a family member, including a sibling, who has a physical disability or mental illness.

What sort of things might a young carer do?

  • Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping.
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.
  • Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed.
  • Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
  • Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
  • Help to administer medicine.
  • Helping someone communicate.
  • Looking after brothers and sisters.

To find out more about Young Carers and the Young Carers Service visit: www.derbyshirecarers.co.uk

Facebook: Derbyshire Carers Association Young Carers Service

Find us on Instagram: @youngcarersderbys

Young Carer Awareness poster (PDF)

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.

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