Derbyshire Adult Care Services want to help you stay independent for as long as possible.
They can give you information and advice about support and services in your local community.
A short video called Your Care Journey is available which further explains Their services and processes.
How prevention services can help you
Prevention services are part of our universal offer. This offer is available to all adults living in Derbyshire and includes:
- information and advice
- signposting (including the First Contact Scheme which can put you in touch with individuals and partner organisations to support you)
- welfare benefits advice and checks to maximise income
- advice or an assessment of your social care needs
- brokerage service to help you find and buy your own services
- Handy Van service
- befriending services
- minor home adaptations and equipment to help you
- advocacy services
If you need more intensive care or support
For more intensive care and support you can contact Derbyshire:
Tel: 01629 533190
Email: [email protected]
Our trained staff can offer advice and support. If they feel you meet the eligibility criteria for services, they’ll pass your details onto an assessment worker local to you.
Your options and our processes
If you are assessed as needing funded care services you will be given a personal budget to help pay for what you need.
You will have a support plan that details your eligible and ineligible needs and how they will be met.
Most people are required to make a contribution to their care costs. Your adult care worker will be able to explain more about this. Find out more about:
- paying for non-residential care – such as home care and day care
- paying for residential care – such as a care home or nursing home
A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member or friend who couldn’t manage without that help.
Carers in Derbyshire has information, advice and details of support services for carers in Derbyshire.
All carers are entitled to a carers assessment, which can be offered separately, or as part of the assessment of the person you care for. Our carers information includes:
Transition into adulthood
Transition services will help you move from children’s to adult services. It will help introduce you to new workers and provide support to ensure the transition is positive, well planned and gives you choice and control over how you want to live your life.
Keeping people safe
If you’re concerned that a vulnerable adult may be experiencing, or be at risk of, neglect or abuse please tel: 999 in an emergency. If you’d like to report or discuss your concerns please ring Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190.
You can find out more about how we help keep vulnerable adults safe from Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board.
Safer Derbyshire also has lots of information about keeping people safe and the range of help and support available.