Activities and things to do
Find out about young people's drop-in activities in Derby or you can search our Activities directory.
Disability Direct’s project The Stuff promotes independence and social inclusion for young disabled people. If you are aged between 16 and 25 and are a disabled person living in Derby or Derbyshire, then this is the site for you!
Stay safe on the internet
Why not take a look at our Cyber Crime pages. This will help you keep safe when surfing the internet using the computer or your phone.
You may also want to take a look at our online advice for parents page.
If you have been subject to inappropriate sexual contact you should report this to the police at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
If you have been the victim of cyber bullying this can also be reported online using the report buttons on all social networking sites or offline to teachers and in some cases the Police. Don't keep it to yourself, there is support available so speak out and get help.
An adult social care assessment can help you find out what support you need and what help is available to you. You can ask for an Adult Social Care Assessment if:
- You live in derby
- You have physical or mental impairment or illness
- You need help to be able to do two or more of the following:
- Eating, drinking and preparing meals
- Personal care
- Dress yourself correctly
- Keep your home safe
- Running and looking after the home
- Develop and keep healthy relationships with family and other people
- Accessing and engaging in work, training, education or volunteering
- Use local facilities including public transport, parks and community centres
- Care for a child
If you qualify for Adult Social Care support you can then have a financial assessment which will help decide if you have enough money for what you need. This may result in you receiving a personal budget from Adult Social Care or using the shared lives scheme. Remember you are entitled to support and can find out more by reading this easy read guide about Support for Young People.
If you receive Social Care support you may choose to use a personal assistant. You can find out more about personal assistants on our personal assistant information and advice page. Disability Direct also have a directory of registered care agencies.
Contacting Adult Social Care
If you need to contact adult social care or make a referral to the preparing for adulthood team, you can telephone 01332 640777 or email DDAdultSocialCare@derby.gcsx.gov.uk.
You can read our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment here.