Derbyshire Carers Partnership Working

We know that Carers want to experience joined up support, to help both them and the person they care for. In order to do this Derbyshire Carers have created a network of partnerships with a wide range of organisations. This includes both other voluntary organisations as well as the statutory services such as hospitals, community services and GP practices.

By doing this it improves the information and advice we can give people as well as making more people aware of the potential help available to carers.

Some examples of partnerships we have established are-

Derbyshire County Council – Adult Social Care

DCA works together with DCC Adult Social Care to ensure Carers in Derbyshire receive the best possible service. From 2017 we have been commissioned by DCC to deliver their Carers Assessment and Support Service. We complete Carers Assessments, Support Plans and Emergency Plans on their behalf. A DCC Carer Liaison Worker is part of our Carer Support Team and connects both services together for the Carer and the person they care for. We can also ensure referrals are passed to the most appropriate team.

Together we regularly review best practice, gaps in provision and areas for development to create an appropriate and effective range of services.

Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Many Carers access health services for themselves and the person the care for. DCA has a long standing partnership with DDCCG and together explore ways of making services more accessible, joined up and person centred for Carers.

Links CVS    

Since 2017 DCA and Links CVS have worked in partnership to support 6 BME Carer Support Groups. These are facilitated by the following organisations –

African & Caribbean Community Association

Asian Association of Chesterfield & North Derbyshire

Chesterfield Filipino Community Association

Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Muslim Women’s Group

Chesterfield & North Eastern Chinese Elders Group

Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group

For more details on each group please visit our BME Carers Support Group page –

Other organisations that DCA work with

DCA Team members work alongside a variety of services to share the voices of Carers, plan joint support services and share their offer with the Carers we support.

Age UK

Age UK offer a wide range of support services for Derbyshire residents aged over 50. These include day services, information and advice, falls prevention and foot care.

Alzheimer’s Society   

The Alzheimer’s Society deliver the Derbyshire Dementia Service for people living with dementia as well as their Carers. Support includes information and advice, training and groups and useful resources.         

GP Practices

There are many teams within GP Practices which we work closely with. These include - District Nurses, CMHT, Lead Nurses and GP’s.

Care Coordinators

Care Coordinators work within GP Practices across Derbyshire and are part of Community Health Services. Their role is to support patients to avoid unplanned and inappropriate hospital admissions. They also link in with other support services to enhance the support of patients and their Carers.


Just some of the many organisations we work with include

ALKH (Active Lives Kirk Hallam)

Amber Valley CVC

Amber Valley Dementia Friendly group

B friend

BCVS Bolsover Together

Bright Life Chesterfield (Formally Age Concern)

Chesterfield Parkinson’s Support Group

Chesterfield Royal Hospitals

Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts

Community Chesterfield

Connect Health and Social Care Forum

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team

Derbyshire Community Health Services

Derbyshire Dales CVS (Social prescribers & development workers)

Derbyshire Dales Public Health

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Mental Health Forum

Derby Royal Hospital

Derbyshire Voluntary Action

Digital Skills Programme N E Derbyshire

Erewash CVS

Health and Wellbeing Partnership

Farming Life Centre

Freedom Community Project

Health and Wellbeing Dales Local Integrated Group with PLACE Dales

Hope Care line

Inclusive Pedals 

Live Life Better Derbyshire

Living well Programmes


Pathways of Chesterfield

Primary and Secondary Schools across Derbyshire

Release financial Charity

Rethink Mental Health

Walking into Communities




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