Local useful contacts

Adult Care

Derbyshire County Council,
County Hall, Matlock,
Derbyshire DE4 3AG

Tel: 01629 533190 (Call Derbyshire)
Email: call.centre@derbyshire.gov.uk
Web: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social _health

Age UK Derby and Derbyshire

Working for all older people in Derbyshire.

Tel: 01773 768240
Web: www.ageukderbyandderbyshire.org.uk

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
Email: derbyshire@alzheimers.org.uk

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

Tel: 01773 512076
Email: admin@avcvs.org
Web: www.avcvs.org

Care Quality Commission

National regulator of care services.

Tel: 03000 616161
Email: enquiries@cqc.org.uk
Web: www.cqc.org.uk

Carers Trust East Midlands

Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers have merged to form this leading carers’ charity.

Tel: 0115 9628920
Web: www.carerstrustem.org

Derbyshire Carers Association

Provides a range of confidential and independent services, helping carers to care.

White House,
The Willows, Slack Lane,
Ripley DE5 3HF

Tel: 01773 743355
Email: info@derbyshirecarers.co.uk
Web: www.derbyshirecarers.co.uk

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

Tel: 01773 740246
Email: info@dcil.org.uk
Web: www.dcil.org.uk

Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health

Works to improve mental health, reduce stigma and help people live independently in the community.

Stancliffe House,
Molyneux Business Park, Darley Dale,
Matlock DE4 2HJ

Tel: 01629 733915
Email: mainoffice@federationmentalhealth.co.uk
Web: www.federationmentalhealth.co.uk

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
Web: www.derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk

Disability Direct

Aims to facilitate independent living opportunities for disabled people.

DD Enterprise Centre,
20 Royal Scot Road, Pride Park,
Derby DE24 8AJ

Tel: 01332 299449
Type Talk: 18001 01332 299449
Email: info@disabilitydirect.org
Web: www.disabilitydirect.com/derby


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.

Healthwatch (Derbyshire)

Suite 14, Riverside Business Centre,
Foundry Lane, Milford,
Belper DE56 0RN

Tel: 01773 880786
Email: enquiries@healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk
Web: www.healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk

Healthwatch (Tameside and Glossop)
Tel: 0161 667 2526
Web: www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk

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

Tel: 01773 512076
Email: admin@avcvs.org
Web: www.avcvs.org.uk

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.

Tel: 01298 79539
Email: padaf@btconnect.com
Web: www.peaksanddalesadvocacy.org.uk

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
Email: welfarebenefits@derbyshire.gov.uk

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
Email: contact.us@arcuk.org.uk
Web: www.arcuk.org.uk

Enable Housing Association

Provides housing for people with learning disabilities.

Ellen House,
Heath Road, Holmewood,
Derbyshire S42 5RB

Tel: 01246 599999
Email: info@enable-care.org.uk
Web: www.enable-group.org.uk

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

Chesterfield District

Tel: 07935 441230

Macclesfield District

Tel: 01625 430933