Today marks the start of Carers Week and the message this week from local partner organisations is that #CarersMatter.

The local NHS, local authorities and the voluntary and community sector have come together to recognise the contributions of all the city and county’s dedicated carers – a role that has proved even more valuable recently during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Local services are there to support carers over the phone and online. If you are a carer in Derbyshire and need information, advice or support, please contact Derbyshire Carers Association and phone 01773 833833.

The contact details if you live in Derby are Citizens Advice Mid Mercia – Universal Service for Carers and phone 01332 228777.

Carers Week poster

Derbyshire Carers infographic