Derbyshire Carers Awards 2017

09 June 2017

About us

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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Derbyshire Carers Awards 2017

One in 10 people in Derbyshire are carers. Some of these carers don’t know how to access the care, help and support that they need. We aim to raise awareness of the difficult situation they face and let them know that they are not alone, but that help and suitable support is available.

Currently, it is estimated there are over 7 million carers in the UK; in addition, 1.4m carers spend more than 50 hours a week caring for others, this equates to a full-time workforce larger than the NHS.

We and encouraging the public to really get behind the Derbyshire Carers Awards 2017 so carers receive the recognition deserved and we can continue to help shine a light on the vital role carer’s play.

For more information about DCA call 01773 833833 or visit

Look out for our Derby Carers Week events from 12th – 18th June. All details on our website.