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Alzheimer’s Society -  dementia talking point

Carers Card UK - national carer ID card allows you to identify yourself as a carer

Carers Smart – Offers, benefits and discounts for Carers, people with care needs, staff and volunteers

Charity Workers Discount – Discounts, cashback and vouchers for Charity Workers and Volunteers

Community Transport and Community Car Schemes - Derbyshire Connect provides transport to shopping destinations for people unable to use conventional buses because of age, disability or because they live in areas where public transport is limited.
Gold Card holders can use Derbyshire Connect services free-of-charge.
For more information on the scheme and how it could help you please click here

Derby and Derbyshire NHS - NHS Derby & Derbyshire Emotional Health & Wellbeing toolkit Health and Wellbeing toolkit

Discounts for Carers - Discounts For Carers: Exclusive Discounts, Offers & Codes

Discounts for Carers - Please see the link for details from some of the deals and offers that are available to Carers, including; discounts on everyday items, holiday's and much more! Carer Discounts PDF

Healthwatch - Healthwatch Derbyshire is your health and social care champion.  Good or bad we want to hear about your experiences of health and social care services.  If you use GPs and hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, care homes or other support services in Derbyshire your voice can make a difference.  We are independent and have the power to make sure local NHS leaders and other decision makers listen to your feedback and improve standards of care.  Leave feedback today email: Telephone: 01773 880786

Hearing Help - Supporting the Hearing Impaired, they are available for telephone support including weekly safe and well checks, befriending, advice and information and have a 24 hour voicemail service.  01773 570 976 .

National Autistic Society - have lots of useful information

Radar Keys - Under Radar’s scheme, special locks are installed on public disabled toilet doors to give disabled people priority access. Local authorities have adopted the scheme and ‘Radar toilets’ can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, stores, bus/train stations and other locations nationwide.
The Radar key gives you independent access to locked public toilets around the country. The provider of the toilet has a key – but with your own key there’s no need to wait for a member of staff to unlock the door. You’re in control.
For more information and to order your key online please click here

Travel Disabled Persons Railcard - Rail travel with a Disabled Persons Railcard offers discounted travel to disabled people and a friend/family member. To find out if you are eligible for a card and to apply online please click here

Travel Gold Card Scheme - Derbyshire County Council runs a concessionary travel scheme for elderly vand disabled persons. Gold Card allows you to travel free, off-peak on local buses throughout the whole of England, get discounts at around 1,000 shops and other local businesses and to borrow items at all Derbyshire and Derby city libraries.
For more information on the Gold Card Scheme and how you can apply please click here

TV Licence - Check if you can get a Free TV Licence if your 75 or older here. If you are blind (severely sight impaired) and can provide the appropriate evidence, you are eligible to apply for a 50% concession find out more here.

Working Families - Free helpline for parents & carers on employment rights and in-work benefits working families


Resources and help for young people and parents 


Bereavement and

CAMHS - Wealth of resources to help deal with children and teens mental health. “On my mind” website aiming to empower children and young adults to make informed choices about their mental health support.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Childline - Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the UK

Childline also has a Calm Zone which is a tool box page that offers lots of ways to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. They feature breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

Distraction and home-schooling -

Family Lives - Family lives can provide local support regarding all aspects of parenting including mental health support

Helpline: 0808800222

Gingerbread - Gingerbread offer support for single parents

Kooth - Kooth is an online support service for young people aged 10-24

Safespeak - Safespeak offer counselling services for children


Young Minds - Feeling concerned or overwhelmed by the news is understandable, especially if you are struggling with your mental health or you have a physical illness. It might be that you’re anxious about your own health, the health of someone in your family. Young Minds have some steps easy to use steps for you to take if you are feeling anxious.
Parents can email or call the helpline 08088025544


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