‘A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support’
The person you care for could be:
We will ensure that the information provided on our website is clear and up to date, along with making links to other relevant partners or services.
Derbyshire Carers Association produces a quarterly newsletter, the latest addition can be found on their website.
For advice on all Welfare Benefits and money/debt problems and budgeting, Derby Advice provide free confidential and independent advice. See our welfare rights page for more information.
If you support someone who is 18 or over and the person you care for is resident in Derby, even if you live outside the city, you are entitled to a carer assessment. You may be eligible for support in your own right, whether or not the adult for whom you care has eligible needs.
The carer assessment seeks to identify:
If you would like to discuss your needs as a Carer, you can:
It is a legal right to offer Carers flexible working and time off in an emergency. You can discuss this with your employer and get support from Derbyshire Carers Association in accessing these rights.
We have a Carer Partnership Board which includes Carers. The board co-ordinates provision of services and support that enable Carers to feel recognised and valued and will help them to live full and healthy lives.
The Council engage in consultations with Carers over changes in the law, funding changes and service provision via an annual survey.
We recognise the support you provide and that an assessment of the cared for needs can identify support through a Personal Budget or a managed service. Have a look at our Assessment for Adult Social Care page for more information.
Support groups can bring Carers together to provide a social link with support on information and advice. To find a support group to meet your needs contact Derbyshire Carers Assocation.
We will continue to provide a range of support to all Carers and customers of the City. Providers and partners including Derbyshire Carers Association are able to provide literature in other languages, large print or ensure an interpreter is available for any assessment if required. All services are available for Carers 18+.
The Lions Message in a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - the fridge. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can have an accident at home, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you.
Creative Carers is run by carers for carers. We believe that, by coming together, we can strengthen our collective voice and make a difference.
For details of the the new project, download the leaflet 'Carers: Strength In Numbers'.
Message in a Bottle
Information and advice
Support to those with memory
loss or Dementia. See our
for more information
(Derby City Council)
Benefits and money advice