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  • Young Carers Music Project

    Young Carers Music Project

    Our young carers music project (phase 1) got underway recently, at Hearing help in Ripley.

    Our Amber Valley young carers project was kindly funded by Public Health, Amber Valley Locality Fund.

    Our young carers spent 2 days with professional music teachers and musicians (phase 1) and have now written the song and music, ready for phase 2 of the project, which entails the young carers having a day in a recording studio with the Derby Rock Choir.

    Phase 3 will see them be producing a music video to accompany the song and a documentary .

    Phase 4 will be an evening launch event with the Rock Choir to showcase the wonderful work, where we hope to raise finds to be able to continue similar projects like this for more of our young carers across the county.

    Phase 5 Will be the promotion of this project, hopefully being aired on local radio stations, local tv, publicised on “you tube”, and sold on itunes.

    Phase 6 – The skies the limit!!!

  • DCA AGM 2018

    DCA AGM 2018

    Our Annual General Meeting will be on

    Thursday 13th December 2018

    At: The Crooked Spire, (St Mary and All Saints Church), Church Way, Chesterfield. S40 1XJ

    Contact us to let us know if you are coming 01773 833 833

    Please see below for the Agenda and the memorandum and articles

    annual general meeting agenda 2018

    memorandum and articles november 2018

  • Community Alarms Consultation

    Community Alarms Consultation

    Community alarms and telecare consultation

    A consultation on changing how older and vulnerable people are supported to live at home is being launched by Derbyshire County Council. Residents will be asked for their views on plans to change who is eligible to receive community alarms and telecare services. Around 5,000 older and vulnerable people currently use the technology funded by Derbyshire County Council which provides 24-hour monitoring.

    Members of the county council’s Cabinet approved the launch of a 10-week consultation which opened on Monday 19 November. Letters will be sent to everyone who currently receives community alarms or telecare services with a questionnaire which they will be invited to fill it in. Residents will also be able to complete it online at

    Events will also be held around the county for residents, families and carers to ask questions and give feedback.
    These will be held between 10.30am and noon on:
    • Monday 26 November – Buxton Methodist Church, Chapel Street
    • Tuesday 4 December – St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield
    • Friday 7 December – Room 10, Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper
    • Monday 10 December – Lady Whitworth Room, Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale
    • Tuesday 11 December – Ilkeston Library, Market Place
    • Wednesday 12 December – Oaklands Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote
    • Friday 14 December – Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross
    • Monday 17 December – Assembly Hall Community Centre, Hilltop, Bolsover

    People will need to book their place by contacting the county council on 01629 531307 or email

  • Derby City Update

    Derby City Update

    Derby City Council has made changes to how Carers services are delivered in Derby City. We have been asked by them to inform as many Carers as we are able of those. Please see letters from the council to all Carers.

    letter for carers

    carer pathway

    Derbyshire Carers Association has been supporting Carers for 30 years in the City. These changes do not affect us directly. We are continuing to provide needs assessments, information, advice and guidance as well as Wellbeing events.

    A selection of which is shown below:

    Friday 30th November – 10am – 3pm Carers Rights Day at Derby City Carers Hub, 66-68 St Peters Street Derby DE1 1SN
    Information Stands, Therapies, lunch provided, Raffle Prizes, and the opportunity to chat with DCA staff and other carers.

    Monday 10th December – 1pm – 2.30pm Carers Celebration 2018 at Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP. To be seated for 11:45am, service to start at 12 noon.

    Please contact us on 01332 200002 or by email – .

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