Study into Carers with chronic lower back pain

20 March 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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Study into Carers with chronic lower back pain

Mia an undergraduate psychology student at the the University of Derby is doing a study with unpaid carers who have chronic lower back pain into how it affects them, their caring duties and their quality of life.

The findings of the study will help DCA shape future services.

To find out more about the study or if you are a carer who wants to get involved see the following website…


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