Derbyshire Carers Association

Derbyshire Carers Association

Please note that during the Coronavirus pandemic, Derbyshire Carers Association have had to make changes to the way they provide support

Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) are the lead provider for carers services in Derbyshire. They are commissioned by Derbyshire County Council and NHS health services to provide support services for carers across the county. They offer support to both those who care for an adult and Young Carers.

Please note that if you care for someone who lives in Derby City support for carers is provided by Universal Services for Carers in Derby City provided by Citizens Advice Mid Mercia

Derbyshire Carers Support Service

DCA provide the Derbyshire Carers Support Service for adult carers who care for another adult. They offer services including:

Details of DCA led support groups, area offices and carer drop-in services can be found in the Carers Directory.

Derbyshire Carers also work with GP surgeries, hospitals and other local services to improve the way they work with and support carers.

You can register as carer with DCA to be kept up-to-date with news, legislation changes and events relevant to carers. You can register using the registration form on Derbyshire Carers website or contact them using the details below. 

DCA can be contacted on tel: 01773 833833 or email:

Derbyshire Young Carers Support Service

DCA's Young Carer Support service supports Young Carers and Young Adult Carers (under 25) who live in Derbyshire.

If you're a Young Carer (or know someone who is) the service may be able to offer:  

  • someone Young Carers can talk to in confidence
  • activities and social groups
  • support groups where Young Carers can meet others in a similar situtaion 
  • help with getting a break from caring 
  • support to talk to professionals who are working with the Young Carer and their family, including school, health staff and social workers
  • information and advice
  • help with managing school, college, going to uni or getting a job/careers advice 
  • support for the Young Carer's whole family and any brothers and sisters.

You can find out more, including how to access the service in the Young Carers section or visit the DCA website. Or you can give DCA a call on tel: 01773 833833.

This information was last updated on 21/10/2022

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