Future of Carers Services

Consultation Details


Future of Carers Services

Start date: 20/10/2017
Closing date: 12/01/2018
Status: Closed
Why are we consulting?

Following the results of the Carers Survey in March 2017 work has been completed to review the current process for Carers services within Derby.  These services include information, advice and support, promoting carers wellbeing, emergency plans, training, Carers breaks and Carers assessments. This Consultation will  help inform  how assessments and other Carers services could be delivered in the future

There a currently two commissioned Carers contracts.  Firstly with Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) for support to discharge duties as defined in the Carers Act 2014 including assessment and signposting.  This contract expires at the end of March 2018 so we now need to consult on different approaches to the assessment and signposting services.  Secondly with Creative Carers who provide carers short breaks, training, information and advice and because this contract expires at the end of March 2018 we now need to consult on alternative approaches to this work.

We also want to consult on the viability and potential development of a jointly funded Carers website with Derbyshire County Council to enable information and advice to be provided about relevant services and benefits, following the recommendations of Carers.

We want to hear your views on these proposals giving you the opportunity to shape future Carers services in Derby.

Who are we consulting?

Carers, Carers support organisations, the cared for, stakeholders and the general public, especially those “seldom heard” groups who constitute a significant proportion of service users, including BME groups, older people and those with learning differences.  All those with an interest in Carers services within Derby.

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council  
Lead contact:

Adrian McNaney

Contact number: 01332 642752

Contact email address: adrian.mcnaney@derby.gov.uk

How can I take part?


View the Summary Carers Report Final  


You can take part by completing the online questionnaire or by picking up a paper copy from one of the networking events or contacting Adrian McNaney to request a paper copy.



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