Derbyshire Carers Association - Supporting Carers and Young Carers During Pandemic

Derbyshire Carers Association - Supporting Carers and Young Carers During Pandemic

Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic, Derbyshire Carers Association have continued to offer vital support to Carers and respond to the additional pressures many carers are facing.

They have been adapting and developing the service to meet the changing needs of carers as their understanding of the impact of the crisis on carers and their families has increased.

As we enter a stage of recovery, Derbyshire Carers want to reassure all carers that they are still beside them on their journey

Types of help available include:

  • Information, advice and guidance on a range of carer issues, including practical and emotional support
  • Financial and legal advice and support
  • Specialist advice for health conditions e.g. Dementia, Parkinson’s disease and Mental Health with links to specialist service provision
  • Befriending and counselling
  • Connecting carers with other support services across health and social care
  • Advocating for Carers across the health and social care services
  • Specialised support for Carers who are in a crisis
  • Signposting to sources of replacement care
  • Help to register as a carer and create an Emergency Plan
  • Peer support with other carers to help with wellbeing and resilience
  • Access to online groups, training and social activities
  • Telephone based carers assessment and support planning
  • Social, practical and emotional support for Young Carers and their families

Please note that during the current situation Derbyshire Carers Association are not offering drop ins at any of their offices.  To contact the service please email info@derbyshirecarers.co.uk or tel: 01773 833833.

Also in order to protect Carers, their cared for and families, Derbyshire Carers Association have suspended all support group meetings and arranged activities until further notice. However, they are offering a variety of online groups and activities.

Find out more about how Derbyshire Carers Association are supporting carers during the pandemic on their website or follow them on Facebook. There is also useful information in their October 2020 newsletter.

Young Carers

The Young Carers support service have put together a poster explaining how they are delivering support to young carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Do you care for someone who lives in Derby City?

If you care for someone who lives in Derby City you can get support from the Universal Services for Carers  service provided by Citizen's Advice Mid Mercia.

 

 

October 09 2020

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