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.
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 – https://www.derbyshirecarers.co.uk/bme-carer-support-groups
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 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.
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.
There are many teams within GP Practices which we work closely with. These include - District Nurses, CMHT, Lead Nurses and GP’s.
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
BCVS Bolsover Together
Bright Life Chesterfield (Formally Age Concern)
Chesterfield Parkinson’s Support Group
Chesterfield Royal Hospitals
Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts
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
Health and Wellbeing Partnership
Farming Life Centre
Freedom Community Project
Health and Wellbeing Dales Local Integrated Group with PLACE Dales
Hope Care line
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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