Blog Archive

Welcome to the blog archive of Derbyshire Carers Association

  • Young Carers Forum

    Young Carers Forum

    Yesterday saw the launch of our young carers forum.

    If you wish to know more contact us on 01773 833833 or email Youngcarers@derbyshirecarers.co.uk

  • Young Carers Awareness Day 2018

    Young Carers Awareness Day 2018

    National Young Carers day on January 25th is a great opportunity to acknowledge the support Young carers give to family members and the impact this can have on them.

    Many young carers remain hidden from view for many reasons, including family loyalty, stigma, bullying, not knowing where to go for support. Some young carers are as young as five years old.

    Contact us..
    If you would like to talk to us about being a Young carer, you can contact us on
    Youngcarers@derbyshirecarers.co.uk or ring 01773 833833

  • Free informal end of life workshop for carers

    Free informal end of life workshop for carers

    DCA are excited to have teamed up with Helens Trust and Ashgate Hospicecare to offer a free informal workshop to support the carers of people who are at the end of their life.

    Tuesday 27th February
    1.30pm—4.30pm
    Friends Meeting House,
    Chapel Lane, Bakewell, DE45 1EL

    For more information or to book your place contact Jo Askew on: 07852 739197

  • DEEP Group Clay Pot Day

    DEEP Group Clay Pot Day

    Last Tuesday in partnership with making space, DCA offered carers the chance to try clay art.

    This was with the DEEP group that meets in St Helenas college the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

    We used air dry clay and made a variety of pots to take home.

    The feedback from the carers was very positive , saying it allowed them to spend time chatting and laughing whilst creating their pot.

  • New Carers Support Group!

    New Carers Support Group!

    DCA are excited to have a new support group for carers who care for or are concerned for someone with a drug or alcohol addiction.

    The aim of the group is to provide support in a welcoming and friendly environment. Enabling those affected by a loved one’s addiction to speak without fear of being judged, and where people share what they feel ok to share .

    Hope Springs
    Springwell House
    Newbold Road
    Chesterfield S41 7PB

    Last Wednesday of every month
    6pm to 8pm

    Free Car Parking and Refreshments

    Confidentiality is a necessity for this Group. Anyone attending will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. What is said in the Group remains in the room and goes no further.

    For more information please contact DCA on 01773 833833 or email info@derbyshirecarers.co.uk

    Support Group Poster

  • Walks for all Carers - February 2018

    Walks for all Carers - February 2018

    Derbyshire Carers Association would like to invite you on a walk to suit any ability.

    • Friday 2nd February
    Meet at the main entrance of Carsington Water at 11am, parking is available with a charge.

    • Tuesday 6th February
    Meet at the main entrance for Shipley Park at 11am, parking is available with a charge.

    • Tuesday 13th February
    Meet outside Buxton Opera House at 11am, parking is available with a charge.

    • Friday 16th February
    Meet at the main entrance for Roliston Forestry Centre at 11am, parking available with a charge.

    All walks will be followed by coffee and cake!

    To register your interest or for more information please contact Jo on 01773 833833 or email info@derbyshirecarers.co.uk

  • Free Bingo and Lunch!

    Free Bingo and Lunch!

    Friday 19th January
    We are asking carers to arrive for 11am.

    Carers will be treated to a free game and a meal at:
    Mecca Bingo
    Foljambe Rd
    Chesterfield
    Derbyshire S40 1NJ

    Spaces are limited, to book your place or for more information contact Jo on 01773 833833

    Mecca Bingo Jan 2018 flyer

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