Support on hand for carers across county

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 10th January 2024

A council is reminding carers in Derbyshire that there is support on hand for them.
Derbyshire County Council is offering the support through the Derbyshire Carers Association.
A spokesman said: “Are you a carer? Do you care for someone who couldn’t cope without your help? If so, we have a range of carer support services to help you with your caring role.
“A carer is anyone including children and adults who provide unpaid support with day to day living tasks or personal care to a family member, partner or friend.
“The person they care for could be ill, frail, suffers from a physical or mental health condition or impairment, is autistic, living with dementia, drug, or alcohol dependent.”
They continued: “Our carers support service – which is delivered by Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) on our behalf – includes: information, advice, and guidance; individual support, including face to face, home visits and telephone support; carers’ assessments and support planning, which may include a carers’ personal budget; support with emergency planning; training and learning; carers’ support groups and events around the county; advice on taking a break from caring; free legal advice for carers in association with Ashton Bond Gigg; and volunteering opportunities.”
Click ‘find out more’ below for help, advice, and support or call DCA on 01773 833 833. Follow DCA on Facebook and X for news, updates, and events.
Find out more here or call DCA on 01773 833 833.

Do you offer support within your community? Email our Editor Belinda at, or upload your story direct to our website here