Blog Archive

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  • Visit by Princess Anne

    Yesterday we were privileged to have a visit from Princess Anne to celebrate 30 years of DCA supporting Carers in Derbyshire.
    People from the local community came out in force to welcome her to Ripley.
    Once inside the Princess met many of the Carers we support and spoke at length with them about their caring role.
    The Carers were very happy to meet her and expressed afterwards how knowledgeable she was about Carers issues and how down to earth she was.

    Ripley and Heanor news article

  • Young Carers Support Derby

    Young Carers Support Derby

    Young Carers support and advice in Derby.

    The project is for young carers who are under the age of 18.

    If you or someone you know is under 18 and a young carer and would like the chance to get together, have fun and access some support then contact them on …

    01332 641 017

  • Living with a long term condition

    Living with a long term condition

    The Living Well with a Long Term Condition (LWLTC)Programme has new dates for 2019.

    The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) programme is for anyone living in Derbyshire who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and proven beneficial for carers of someone living with a long term condition. The course is designed to help participants cope with their health condition and improve their quality of life.

    LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills and strategies to manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t. Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours. There is one session a week and refreshments are provided.

    Topics covered include:

    Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness
    Coping with depression or feeling low
    Relaxation techniques
    Physical activity
    Healthy eating
    Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
    Planning for the future
    Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself

    The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences.

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