Local useful contacts
Derbyshire County Council,
County Hall, Matlock,
Derbyshire DE4 3AG
Age UK Derby and Derbyshire
Working for all older people in Derbyshire.
Tel: 01773 768240
Alzheimer’s Society – local branches
Offers advice and support to people with dementia and their carers.
Derby City and Derbyshire South branch
Tel: 01332 208845
North Derbyshire branch
Tel: 01246 223366
Amber Valley CVS
The local organisation for the district’s voluntary sector and the main provider of support for local voluntary and community groups.
Market Place, Ripley,
Derbyshire DE5 3HA
Care Quality Commission
National regulator of care services.
Carers Trust East Midlands
Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers have merged to form this leading carers’ charity.
Tel: 0115 9628920
Derbyshire Carers Association
Provides a range of confidential and independent services, helping carers to care.
The Willows, Slack Lane,
Ripley DE5 3HF
Derbyshire Disability Coalition for Inclusive Living (DDCIL)
Aims to provide independent, integrated living opportunities to disabled people through a range of services.
Park Road, Ripley,
Derbyshire DE5 3EF
Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health
Works to improve mental health, reduce stigma and help people live independently in the community.
Molyneux Business Park, Darley Dale,
Matlock DE4 2HJ
Derbyshire Law Centre
Provides free legal advice, information and representation in social welfare law.
1 Rose Hill East,
Chesterfield S40 1NU
Tel: 01246 550674
Textphone: 18001 01246 550674
Aims to facilitate independent living opportunities for disabled people.
DD Enterprise Centre,
20 Royal Scot Road, Pride Park,
Derby DE24 8AJ
Healthwatch is the consumer champion for health and social care. It gives citizens a voice to influence and challenge how health and care services are provided in their locality.
Suite 14, Riverside Business Centre,
Foundry Lane, Milford,
Belper DE56 0RN
Healthwatch (Tameside and Glossop)
Tel: 0161 667 2526
Home from Hospital Scheme
A free short-term service for people aged 50 and over, to ensure they are safe and confident when returning from hospital.
Amber Valley Community Voluntary Service (CVS)
33 Market Place, Ripley DE5 3HA
Integrated Community Equipment Service
Supplies equipment across Derbyshire (excluding Derby City and Tameside).
Tel: Call Derbyshire 01629 533190
Patient and Liaison Services (PALS)
On-the-spot help, advice and support for NHS patients, relatives and carers.
NHS Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group
Toll Bar House,
1 Derby Road, Ilkeston,
Derby DE7 5FH
Tel: 0115 931 6152
PALS Tel: 0800 032 3235
NHS Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group and North
Nightingale Close, off Newbold Road,
Chesterfield S41 7PF
Tel: 01246 514000
PALS Tel: 0800 032 3235
NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Cardinal Square, 1st Floor,
North Point, 10 Nottingham Road,
Derby DE1 3QT
Tel: 01332 888080
PALS Tel: 01332 868736
Peak and Dales Advocacy
Offers one-to-one advocacy support to older people, people with mental health needs and people with a learning difficulty.
Welfare Rights Helpline
Derbyshire County Council’s Welfare Rights service offers free, expert and confidential advice on a range of benefits you may be able to claim and can give support with appeals.
Tel: 01629 531535
Learning disability contacts
Association for Real Change (ARC)
A forward-thinking national charity with a dedication to promoting real change in the learning disability sector. The organisation champions the development of high-quality person-centred services for anyone with a learning disability within the UK.
ARC House, Marsden Street,
Chesterfield S40 1JY
Tel: 01246 555043
Enable Housing Association
Provides housing for people with learning disabilities.
Heath Road, Holmewood,
Derbyshire S42 5RB
Physical disability contacts
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The MS Society can provide emotional support, benefits guidance and support and opportunities to stay active to people with MS, health care professionals, carers and families.
Derby and District
Lilian Prime House,
7 Enterprise Way, Jubilee Business Park,
Derby DE21 4BB
Tel: 01332 611810
Tel: 07935 441230
Tel: 01625 430933