Category: Peer support

Do you look after someone with mental ill health?

31 May 18

Over 1.5 million carers in the UK support someone with mental ill health and many of these carers are coping over long periods with difficult, complex and stressful situations. Caring for someone with mental ill health can be an unpredictable experience as you may not know when a crisis could arise or how to deal with it when it does. It can be especially difficult to cope with behaviour that is changeable…

Walk a Mile in My Shoes carer empathy project - what's it all about?

22 March 18

'Never judge a man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins' – Native American proverb. Derbyshire County Council and partners including Derbyshire Carers Association, the BME network, Creative Carers are all working together on the Walk a Mile in My Shoes Carer Empathy Project. Plans are afoot to launch the project during Carers Week in June with a series of roadshows around…

Time Swap Derbyshire - how carers can use the scheme to get some help

22 February 18

A carers job can be 24/7. Often there isn’t time to complete odd jobs around the home, run errands or do those jobs you just keep putting off as your caring role takes priority. But with the Timeswap scheme you can get help to do those jobs and in return offer your own skills, hobbies and interests to help out others. As a carer you’re probably thinking ‘I don’t have any…

For carers, by carers: 10 savvy suggestions for those new to caring

15 September 17

We’ve collected together 10 pieces of advice and information aimed at new carers who look after an adult in Derbyshire.  Many of these tips have come straight from other carers, while others have come from  health and social care professionals who work with unpaid carers every day.    If you’ve just become an carer (or just realised you’re now classed as…