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

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

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

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