Choices and types of support available locally
Whether you pay for your own support or receive a Personal Budget from the Council, there are various ways across Derby to support your particular care needs. You can speak to local groups or residents associations, as well as ask at your local library for information.
Our list of services isn’t everything that’s on in Derby, but it’s a great starting point.
Derby City Council Adult Social Care Department has put together an information booklet A guide to remaining independent in your own home. It is designed to enable people to find ways to help themselves and to explore different options.
Live At Home Schemes
Through befriending, lunch and activity clubs, assisted shopping, outings, escorts to appointments and much more, MHA's Live at Home schemes help to tackle the impact of loneliness and isolation for people aged 55 and over – helping them to lead fulfilled lives and remain as active members in their local communities.
Further information can be found on the Derby Live At Home Scheme website.
Local Area Coordination
You may be able to get support from a Local Area Coordinator to identify what a good life means to you and plan how you can live your good life. Visit our Local Area Coordinators page for more information.
Online directories list various voluntary, community and other organisations that can provide support for you in areas like education and training, leisure, and domestic or personal services.
Do What You Want is a directory of services where you will find hundreds of organisations that provide activities, equipment, home support, advice, hobbies and sports for disabled and older people.
Community Directory - Derbyshire
The voluntary groups, organisations, social clubs, charities, social enterprises in this Derbyshire Community Directory are all based in - or work within - Derby and Derbyshire. The directory is maintained and contributed to by a network of 14 organisations which includes Community Action Derby.
Care Choices is a specialist information provider for care of the elderly and the specialist care of adults with additional needs (aged 18 to 64) in all types of care settings from care in the home to care homes or independent living alternatives.
Veterans Gateway put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need - from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.
A Personal Assistant could be someone who you already know and trust - such as a family member or friend. The assistant will help you live how you want and can provide the support you require to meet your care needs.
You would become your Personal Assistant’s employer. There are agencies that will help you and give you information before you start.
Visit our Personal Assistants page for more information and advice on becoming an employer.
Care Quality Commission Community Services
The Care Quality Commission has a list of registered care and support providers for you to choose from on its website. You can also phone them on 03000 616161.