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  • Derby County FC choose DCA as one of their charity partners

    Derby County FC choose DCA as one of their charity partners

    Derbyshire Carers Association is delighted to announce that we have been chosen alongside me & dee and Safe & Sound to be the charity partners of Derby County Football Club for the next two seasons.

    The Rams will celebrate the launch of their new charity partners at the home fixture against Preston North End at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday 23rd November 2019 (3pm kick-off), which is the nearest home game to World Children’s Day on Wednesday 20th November.

    From every home match ticket sold for the game, £1 will be donated to each of the charities to get the fundraising started. In addition, a bucket collection will also be staged outside the stadium ahead of kick-off.

    Derby’s target is to achieve £10,000 per season for each charity over the course of the two-year charity partnership and all monies raised through the club will be split completely evenly across the three organisations.

    A video about it can be accessed from here…

    A JustGiving page has been set up to coincide with the launch of the partnership and can be found by visiting justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dcfc

    Derby County’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Pearce, commented: “As a Football Club, we are proud to announce that we will be working very closely with three charity partners, with an emphasis on the care of children, over the next two seasons.

    “All three charities work tirelessly to serve our local community in a truly inspiring manner, and they should be commended for the work that they do. The youngsters of today deserve every opportunity to have the best possible future and we are committed to making a difference, by raising vital funds and awareness, right across Derbyshire.

    “We are looking forward to developing our relationship with the three charities and helping them grow and continue their outstanding work.”

  • Carers Survey Online Link

    Carers Survey Online Link

    The Council are carrying out a self-assessment exercise on the way they support unpaid family carers in Derbyshire.

    This will help them to reflect on what is going well and where things can be done differently.

    The self-assessment is being supported by the Department of Health and Social Care and every Local Authority across the country will be expected to carry out the same exercise.

    The results will be shared nationally to pinpoint common themes and areas for further work, ensuring everyone is delivering on their duties to carers.

    This is your opportunity to let DCC know how they are currently supporting their unpaid carers across the county and they would like as many carers as possible to contribute to their self–assessment.

    An organisation called Sortified. is helping all local authorities in the East Midlands to do this by hosting an online survey and DCC would appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete this.

    Carers survey link…

  • Consultation on Unpaid Family Carers in Derbyshire

    Consultation on Unpaid Family Carers in Derbyshire

    Derbyshire County Council is due to carry out a self-assessment exercise on the way they support unpaid family carers in Derbyshire.
    This will help them to reflect on what is going well and where things could be done differently.
    They would like to do this together with carers and the people working in Derbyshire who support carers with a little help from an organisation called Sortified.

    You are invited to join a workshop to discuss and decide how DCC are doing locally in supporting unpaid family carers on

    Monday 28th October
    10.00 – 13.00
    at the Post Mill Centre,
    South Normanton, Alfreton DE55 2EJ.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    If you would like to attend, please
    e-mail ASCH.ac-commissioning@derbyshire.gov.uk
    or call 01629 536177 to book a place.

    This work is being supported by the Department of Health and Social Care and so every Local Authority across the county will be expected to carry out a self-assessment.
    The results will be shared nationally to pinpoint common themes and areas for further work, ensuring everyone is delivering on their duties to carers.

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