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  • Derbyshire Home From Hospital Service

    Derbyshire Home From Hospital Service

    The Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service provides practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital, or those living at home but at risk of being

    Who can use the service?
    Anyone who lives in Derbyshire (outside Derby City) or is registered with a GP in Derbyshire and has limited support from family or friends.

    What sort of help does the service offer?
    • Undertaking simple shopping
    • Making sure the home environment is warm and comfortable
    • Arranging for key safes to be fitted and community alarm or telecare systems to be provided if needed
    • Supporting people to pay bills and make appointments
    • Collecting medication prescriptions
    • Helping people to find out about and access community activities to keep them connected to their communities
    • Helping people to understand care options and plan what they need for the future
    • Signposting people to other statutory, voluntary sector and community organisations as appropriate.

    Who can make referrals?
    Anyone can make a referral including self-referrals.

    How to make a referral:
    Please call 01283 817417 Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. An answerphone is available outside these hours.


  • Mental Health Support

    Mental Health Support

    Could you or someone you know benefit from accessing 1-1 support to help better manage mental health? It’s quick and easy to make a referral into the Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service:

    1. You can call their Single Point of Access number on 01773 734989, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
    There is always someone available to complete the referral form with you which usually takes around 10 minutes.

    2. They can also accept referrals via their service email.
    If you would like an electronic copy of the referral form then please email them at

    Thanks :)

  • Derby City Carers Consultation

    Derby City Carers Consultation

    As you may know Derby City Council are seeking the views of carers needs regarding information, advice and peer support.

    It is important for carers to get their views and points across as your answers will impact the Council’s decisions on carers services going forward.

    Derby City Council are holding a consultation for you as carers to fill out and share your valuable thoughts on the proposed changes.

    There is an online copy of the consultation, which you could fill out by going to

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    Your views play a crucial part in the decision-making and it is important for the council to understand what support is most valued by carers and what would make the biggest difference.

    The consultation closes on Friday 13th September and we would appreciate as many carers as possible filling out this consultation and getting your much needed views across.

  • Healthwatch Derbyshire’s Spotlight on Carers Event

    Healthwatch Derbyshire’s Spotlight on Carers Event

    Save the Date:
    Healthwatch Derbyshire’s Spotlight on Carers Event

    When: Thursday 10th October 2019

    Where: Belper Town Football Club
    Nailers Events & Conference Centre, Christchurch Meadows, Bridge Street, Belper,
    Derby DE56 1BA (Ample parking available)

    Time: 12.30pm – 4.00pm (Light refreshments available)

    This year they were pleased to publish their carers report, “Understanding the quality of life for carers in Derbyshire”, and it is this report that has formed the theme for their annual event.

    They will feature an overview of the report, along with guest speakers talking about their experiences of being a carer, and also professional speakers discussing their work with carers.

    If you are a carer and would like to join them at this event, please complete the registration form in the attached pdf.

    There will be stalls to browse at intervals throughout the day. A light lunch will be served, following which the AGM will commence. During the AGM, participants will have the opportunity to input their top three priority areas to improve health and social care services across Derbyshire.

    Please note, places are restricted and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Healthwatch booking form

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