Help for Carers

Are you a Carer?

Do you provide unpaid support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t cope without your help?

It is estimated that 10% of the UK population provide unpaid support to someone close to them.

If you are looking after someone who couldn’t cope without your help, please let us know, so that we can ensure you receive all the support and information we can give, on topics such as benefit entitlement, access to respite care or maybe simply being there to help support you .

Please contact Reception and complete a “Carers form”.

Derbyshire Carers Association

Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) are the lead provider for carers services in Derbyshire. Commissioned by Derbyshire County Council and NHS to provide free support services for carers who look after a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, mental health problems or an addiction cannot cope without their help and support. They offer support to both those who care for an adult and Young Carers.

Other useful organisation websites

CASS The Carers Association – For family Carers in Staffordshire (

There is also lots of information available on the NHS Website. Here are a few links that may be useful.

Social care and support guide – NHS (

Care and support help from social services and charities – NHS (

Care homes – NHS (

Legal and Financial advice and help.

Benefits for carers – NHS (

Benefits if you’re under State Pension age – NHS (

Social care helplines and forums – NHS (

Carer’s Allowance: How it works – GOV.UK (