Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know via the online form opposite - we may be able to help you.

Derbyshire Carers Association

Derbyshire Carers Association recognise that the responsibility of caring for someone who cannot manage at home without help often places great physical and emotional strain upon the Carer. Whether you care for someone for a few hours a week or for 24 hours a day, they can offer a wide range of confidential and independent services.

Telephone: 01773 833833

Facebook: @derbyshirecarers

Twitter: @derbyshirecarer



Health Watch Derbyshire

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

Telephone: 01773 880786

Facebook: @HealthwatchDerbyshire

Twitter: @HWDerbyshire



Derbyshire and Derby City Young Carers

Support children and young people who regularly care for a family member.

Telephone: 01246 207752


Help and support for families and carers of substance users within Derbyshire.

Telephone: 0800 068 5718

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: 020 7378 4999


Carers Direct

NHS signposting service for carers with useful advice and guidance.


Derby SEND Information Advice and Support Service

Provide support to parents & carers of children with disabilities.

Telephone: 01332 641414



Crossroads East Midlands

National charity who provide care and support to services to Carers at home.

Telephone: 0115 9628920


Emergency Card Scheme for Carers

The emergency card provides peace of mind to carers if anything should happen to them.To request a Carers Emergency Card you will need to complete an application form.

Telephone: 08456 058 058

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


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.


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.