Young Carers Service
The term young carer should be taken to include children and young people under 18 who provide ongoing care and emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substance
These groups give Carers the opportunity to discuss problems and share experiences together in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
Telephone Befriending Service (County Only)
Our Telephone Befriending service aims to provide a regular friendly phone-call (from a trained Volunteer) for companionship, a listening ear and support to isolated Carers living in Derbyshire (not Derby City) who are in NEED of social contact.
Hospital and GP Liaison
This specialist team help identify Carers at an early stage in their caring role, enabling early intervention and support to prevent a carers reaching crisis point.
Carer Support and Carer Assessment Workers
We offer information, advice and support to Carers on a wide range of issues to assist them in their caring role.
The Pledge also challenges Hospitals and Employers to recognise carers and discover more about the support that is available in Derbyshire.
Carers Personal Budget - Derbyshire County
A Carer Personal Budget (formally known as a Carer’s Break Award or Grant) is an amount of money arising from a carer assessment, which is to support you in your caring role. It is not means tested and if you are eligible for this, you have a wide choice about how the money is spent.