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Being a carer at Christmas - top tips for the festive season

12 December 17

Many people enjoy putting their feet up and relaxing over Christmas. But for carers the challenges of looking after someone combined with the extra pressures of Christmas can mean they don't get the chance to have a break. Christmas is a time for family, festivities and fun, but when you’re a carer it can be a difficult time for many reasons.  What carers say about Christmas Lucy, aged…

Carers Rights Day - so what rights do carers have?

20 November 17

Friday 24 November is Carers Rights Day Carers Rights Day is a national campaign that brings organisations and experienced carers together to help other carers in their local area to understand their rights and find out how to get the support they are entitled to. There an estimated 118,000 unpaid carers in Derbyshire and Derby City. Many of these don’t identify as ‘carers’ and so…

Carers journey - getting support at all stages of your caring life

18 October 17

For many carers looking after someone can be a journey with different stages and experiences along the way.  Not all carers will experience the same stages. Some carers' journeys take different directions to others, some will stay in a particular stage for a long time, while another carer will find they pass that stage by altogether. However, there are some elements of the carers journey…

For carers, by carers: 10 savvy suggestions for those new to caring

15 September 17

We’ve collected together 10 pieces of advice and information aimed at new carers who look after an adult in Derbyshire.  Many of these tips have come straight from other carers, while others have come from  health and social care professionals who work with unpaid carers every day.    If you’ve just become an carer (or just realised you’re now classed as…

Top tips for making your carer emergency plan

16 August 17

Have you thought about what would happen to the person you care for if you had a crisis to deal with? What if you became ill, broke your leg, suffered bereavement or even had an emergency appointment to go to? When emergencies happen our lives are often put on hold while we recover or get things sorted out. But if you’re a carer the person you look after will still need care and support even…