DCA at Disability Direct Event

07 June 2018

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Derbyshire Carers Association was founded by Gerry Fryer in 1988 following circumstances which found him in the caring position as described by himself here.

Once he realised how little support there was for Carers Gerry aimed for and met his aspiration for Carer support provision.

With the help of some other Carers, Derbyshire Carers Association gained it’s first paid employee in 1989, this has now grown to over 30 dedicated and passionate employees as well as a large number of volunteers.

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DCA at Disability Direct Event

Derbyshire Carers Association have been waving the flag for Carers at the annual celebrated Disability Direct ‘Do what you can live’ Event at the Derby Velodrome.

This year Derbyshire Carers Association is celebrating thirty years of supporting unpaid Carers throughout Derbyshire and Derby City. There are over 120,000 family and friend Carers in Derbyshire with many facing isolation and poor health and wellbeing as a result of an often challenging caring role. With an array of support services, DCA are committed to enhancing the lives of Carers and working together with health, social care and voluntary services to reach Carers and put in place support where needed.

The dedicated Carer Support Team were on hand to give information and advice to the many Carers who attended the event with the person who they care for. The Team networked with other organisations and were supported by Cllr Roy Webb (pic 1) who is giving his support to the plight of Carers across Derby City.

Narinder Sharma (CEO, Derbyshire Carers Association) met with Hardyal Dhindsa (pic 2), Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner to explore ways we can work together to support the many vulnerable Carers in our Community and with Amo Raju (pic 3), CEO, Disability Direct to share gratitude for the event and discuss ways that we can work together in the future to support the whole family during times of great need.

Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA), the leading Carers organisation in Derbyshire, is supporting this year’s Carers Week (11-17 June) by organising a host of events all across the county for Carers. Here are some of the events we have planned.

In Derby City we will be having an information and advice stall from Monday 11th June to Friday 15th June in conjunction with Specsavers in the Intu Centre in Derby. This will be to raise awareness of Carers and to help identify Carers and get them the support they need.

Monday 11th June – Caring for Carers – Afternoon tea – with information and advice provided by DCA. 12.30 to 3pm. @ Cricket Club, The Pavilion, Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, S402BF

Tuesday 12th June – Walk and Canal Boat Trip – @Cromford Canal.
This will include a gentle walk and a canal boat trip.
There will a morning (11am) and an afternoon(2pm) session, please call to reserve a place

Wednesday 13th June – Caring for Carers – Afternoon cream tea – with information and advice provided by DCA. 3pm to 5pm @The Hub at Gladstone, Broadleys, Clay Cross, S459JN. Please call to reserve a place

Wednesday 13th June – A walk in the park – Walk around Calke Abbey Park – Meet at 11am at the park entrance, Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE

Thursday 14th June – Caring for Carers. Tea and cakes with information and advice from DCA. @Buxton Pavilion Tea Rooms 10.30am to 12pm. Come and join us for a relaxing afternoon tea, please call to reserve a place

Friday 15th June – Joint event – Still Waters Carers Dementia Group – carers and cared for – Coffee and Cakes. Talk by DCA workers. 10.30am to 12.30pm @Trinity Church. Hardwick Mount, Buxton SK17 6PR

Friday 15th June – Caring for Carers – music, refreshments and much more.
11am to 2.30pm @ Shirebrook Village Hall, Park Road, Shirebrook, NG2O 8JP
Free event with music, refreshment’s, activities, information via stalls from local providers and Guest speaker Dennis Skinner

For further information contact Derbyshire Carers Association 01773 833 833.

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