Carers Assessment

If you look after a relative or friend aged over 18 and don’t get paid for it then you are entitled to have a detailed assessment of your needs as a carer.

For more information, please read the Carers Assessment Info.

Carers Sitting Service

The service helps carers who are looking after a loved one to enable them to have a break from their caring role. They help people to stay in their own homes if they live alone and provide company to those that are lonely.

Telephone: 01773 873581


Email: ​

Where to Get Help

If you’ve just become a carer, or had an increase in your caring responsibilities, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to getting help and support.

Becoming a carer may have caused a big change in your life and it can be quite overwhelming as there is a lot of information to take in.


Community Alarms and Telecare in Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council Adult Social Care and Health uses a
range of technology to support people to live independently for
longer. For more information on this, please read the leaflet below.

Community alarms and Telecare in Derbyshire

Events for Carers

Derbyshire Carers Association has organised a series of events this autumn and winter. For further information call 01773 833 833, email or visit

Reflexology for Stress Relief

An online introduction to facial and hand reflexology for stress relief takes place on Thursday 7th October at 19:00.

Shared Reading for Wellbeing

In a Shared Reading group, poems, articles and stories are read aloud and then we share our thoughts. The aim is to relax and enjoy the readings and conversations that follow. These groups are welcoming and informal and there is no pressure to participate.

The group meets every other Wednesday from 13:00-14:00 starting on 13th October and running until 22nd December.

Online Creative Writing Workshops

Online expressive writing workshops, facilitated by experienced Derby-based writer Sophie Sparham, take place on Thursdays, 21st October, 4th and 18th November and 2nd and 16th December, from 18:00 to 19:00.

Sophie will guide you through different writing exercises to help you experience the benefits of expressive writing.

First Aid Training

An informative, online First Aid training session will allow you to ask a range of questions and receive medical advice from an NHS paramedic from the comfort of your home on Wednesday, 3rd November at 11:00.

Relaxation Techniques

You know when relaxation is no longer part of your normal routine when someone asks you what you do to relax, and you can’t think of anything! If that’s you, then this workshop on Wednesday 10th November at 13:30 is for you.

Great Care Starts with You

If you struggle to find time for yourself and your needs, then this workshop is for you. By the end of this workshop on Wednesday 8th December at 13:30 you will have carved some time out of your busy diary that you can call your own.

Carers Trust East Midlands

Carers Trust East Midlands Carers Services support over 800 family carers and the people they care for across Derbyshire. They offer a flexible, professional care service to people of all ages with a range of health conditions and disabilities.

Telephone: 0115 9628920

Facebook: @CTEastMidlands

Twitter: @CarersTrustEM



Social Care and Support Guide

The NHS has a wealth of information on the help available from social services and charities, including helplines, needs assessments, advocacy and reporting abuse.


Care Homes

Moving into a care home is a big decision and it can cost a lot of money. Before choosing a care home for you or someone you know, it’s worth considering all of the options.


Carers Emergency Card Application

Please complete the form below to apply for a Carers Emergency Card and provide information that will assist Adult Social Care and Health to support the person you care for in an emergency.

If you require assistance to complete this form, please call 01629 533190.

Carers Emergency Card Application form

Derby City Council

Carers support information in Derby.


Carers in Derbyshire

If you’ve just become a carer, or had an increase in your caring responsibilities, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to getting help and support.

Facebook: @carersinderbyshire

Twitter: @CarersinDerbys


Derbyshire Carers Association

Established in 1988, Derbyshire Carers Association support carers who look after a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, mental health problems or an addiction cannot cope without their help and support.


Events, Courses and Workshops

Health Watch Derbyshire

Local and national support services and information for carers in Derbyshire.

Telephone: 01773 880786

Facebook: @HealthwatchDerbyshire

Twitter: @HWDerbyshire



Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 0808 808 7777



Carers' Breaks and Respite Care

Respite care means taking a break from caring, while the person you care for is looked after by someone else. It lets you take time out to look after yourself and helps stop you becoming exhausted and run down. There are lots of respite care options available.