Social care and health
If you are an adult social care customer, we will be in touch with you to let you know if any changes will affect you.
Support for care homes
On the 14 May 2020 the Minister of State for Care, Helen Whatley, wrote to all councils with responsibility for social care requiring them to provide a care home support plan by the 29 May 2020.
We welcome the opportunity to set out Derby's approach to supporting its care homes at this difficult and critical time. Since the onset of the pandemic, the Council has worked closely with care and NHS partners across Derby and Derbyshire to ensure a robust and considered COVID-19 response for care homes.
Derby City Council and its partners want to thank everyone who is working tirelessly within the care home sector to protect vulnerable people during the pandemic and hopes that the approach laid out will go some way to offering further support and reassurance.
Cash payments - vulnerable adults and looked after children
In response to the government's guidance on social distancing, our cash office will be providing a limited service for cash payments to looked after children and vulnerable adults.
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fostering events and drop-in sessions
Despite the current uncertainties there is still a huge need for new foster carers in Derby and our team would be happy to talk to you if you would like to make an enquiry. Please call us on 01332 640880 or use our online fostering enquiry form to get in touch.
We will be hosting a virtual event on Tuesday 24 November from 2.00pm - 3.00pm. Find out more on Facebook.
Weight Loss Programmes
- Lose Weight programme for adults.
- Liveability programme for adults with learning difficulties
- Live IT programme for children aged 5-17
Whilst some sessions are still being delivered virtually, face to face sessions are returning in phases to tie in with the key dates outlined in the government's four stage roadmap. Leisure centres re-opened on 12 April 2021 and clients can access the gym, swimming and exercise classes (from 17 May) as part of their 12 month programme. Led walks and outdoor exercise sessions have also restarted. New starter meetings, weigh-ins and other indoor sessions will follow after 21 June if easing restrictions permit.
The Live IT programme has re-opened it's real life family fitness and gym sessions but these must be booked in advance by clients already registered.
Clients whose programmes were most affected last year have been offered extra time on the programme in addition to any extra time they may have received during the first two lockdowns.
Because smoking harms the immune system, smokers are less protected against infections like coronavirus. The good news is that it's never too late to quit. People registered to a Derby doctors can apply and book a telephone appointment to stop smoking online.
We are offering telephone support to both existing and future stop smoking clients with delivery options for Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Champix prescription requests will need to be collected from clients’ local pharmacies. Advisors will communicate treatment pick up/collection arrangements with their clients.
NHS Health Checks
This service is currently suspended. Please check out our blood pressure fact sheet for helpful information.
We are available to answer any questions by phone (01332 641254) or email: email@example.com but please note we may take longer than usual to get back to you due to staff shortages.
We will use our Facebook and Twitter pages and Livewell website to communicate helpful tips, exercise ideas to try at home, wellbeing advice and changes to the service as new information becomes available.
Check out the latest information and advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Last updated: Wednesday 12 May 2021