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  • The Children and Families Act 2014

    The Children and Families Act 2014

    This factsheet identifies the key elements in both Acts that relate to preparing for adulthood. It will support local authorities to identify where
    processes overlap and to consider how they can be effectively joined up.

  • Free Self Defence Class

    Free Self Defence Class

    Much thanks to Phillip Dobson and his assistant Alan for providing Derbyshire Carers with the free self defence class last night. Thanks also to Hasland Hall Community School for providing free use of their gym.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the class and can recommend it to anyone wishing to know more about how to defend oneself. We learned about ‘soft spots’ on the human body that everyone has regardless of strength or physique, and how to attack those soft spots in order to get away from an attacker. Phil and Alan made us feel comfortable and were very entertaining!! We had demonstrations and one to one tuition as well as useful advice on how to use everyday items such as keys, brollies, pens in self defence. It was great fun as well as informative.

    Further sessions will be organised, for details please contact

  • Free event for Young Carers

    Free event for Young Carers

    Derbyshire Carers Association Young Carers Project Would like to invite you to a Celebration Event.

  • Macmillian Coffee Morning!

    Macmillian Coffee Morning!

    Macmillan Bus, Betty, will be visiting Derbyshire and South Yorkshire from 5th to 8th August, at the dates and locations below.

  • Carers Pledge

    Carers Pledge

    Following the successful Carers Pledge Launch during Carer Week 2014, GP practices, Hospitals and Employers are all signing up to review their current practices, policies and procedures and ensure Carers needs are inclusive and understood.

  • From Small Seeds

    From Small Seeds

    A book written by Carers about Carer’s experiences, some funny, sad and profound poems and writings. The Carers in this book are survivors. During the project, they coped with the serious illnesses of those they were caring for – some facing major operations, hospital admissions etc. They coped through the frustrations of bureaucracy, government cuts, financial difficulties and family bereavements, yet they rarely missed a session , determined to hold on to this part of their lives that became so precious to them all.

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