Do you support someone?

If the answer is yes who supports you?

Carers are people who provide help and support to a family member, friend or neighbour who cannot manage on their own due to physical or mental illness, disability, substance misuse or frailty brought on by old age. Carers can be any age.

Many carers do not see themselves as Carers for different reasons. You may be looking after your:

  • Husband, wife or partner
  • Siblings
  • Friend or neighbour
  • Child with disabilities
  • Parents

Young Carers Support Service

Carers Meetings

If you are a carer you can attend a meeting here held monthly on Tuesday at 10.00am - 12.00pm on the following dates:

Currently suspended

Let your surgery know if you are a carer

Your surgery needs to know if you care for someone to ensure that you are supported effectively.

Collect and complete a ‘Do You Care for Someone?’ leaflet from reception or click on the link below to print off a form to register as a Carer. You will then be provided with a Carers Information Pack that contains information to help you support your own health and wellbeing.

Your information will remain confidential within your GP records and will not be shared with other agencies.

Fill in the carer questionnaire below to let us know who you are caring for:

Carer Questionnaire

If you will need access to the medical records of the person you care for (i.e. to find out test results, book appointments or discuss any medical conditions with the surgery) then we will need their consent. Ask them to fill in the form below to allow you to have access to their information:

Patient to consent to release of Medical Information Form

Carers Assessments

The local authority has a statutory duty to offer Carers Assessments. This can be a productive way of identifying your needs as a Carer. 

The eligibility criteria to access a Carers Assessment requires that you provide regular and substantial care, which equates to 14 hours per week. 

If you are providing less than 14 hours a week and feel your caring role is impacting on your our health and wellbeing you are also entitled to access a Carers Assessment.

To request a Carers Assessment Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058.

Emergency Card Scheme for Carers

The Emergency Card provides ‘peace of mind’ to Carers if anything should happen to them. It helps council staff at Derbyshire County Council to get in touch with friends and relatives and if necessary provide replacement care for the cared for person.

To request a Carers Emergency Card click on the link below:

Emergency Card

Alternatively; ring Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058 to complete the application.

Local Support Services  

Please click on this link for all of the information we hope you will need:

Carers in South Derbyshire

Derbyshire Welfare Rights Service

Advice for carers on benefits, tax credits or employment issues

Benefits help line: 01629 531535 email 

Derbyshire Carers Association

Provide emotional and practical support to Carers in the Derbyshire, administer the carers breaks scheme.

Head Office: 01773 833833

Carers in Derbyshire

Caring for a Child:

Caring for someone with a condition, illness or disability:

Care Choices

Derbyshire Care Services Directory

For care information, homecare and care homes in Derbyshire, look at the Derbyshire Care Services Directory 2019/20.


Alzheimer’s Society

Supporting people with dementia, their families and carers

Derby Office: 01332 208845

Chesterfield Office: 01246 223366

Derbyshire and DerbyCity Young Carers

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

Derby : 01332 370430

Chesterfield : 01246 207752

Carers UK

National Carers organisation promoting Carers Rights

Carers Direct

NHS signposting service for Carers with useful advice & guidance


Crossroads East Midlands   

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

Derby & Derbyshire Parent Support Service

Provide support to parents & carers of children with disabilities

Please click on the link below for the latest news

Carers Newsletter July 2020

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