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Carers week

There are several events taking place to mark Carers Week 2023.

Older woman with her carer

The national campaign starts on Monday 5 June 2023 and aims to raise awareness of the support available for unpaid carers and the huge contribution they make to their families, communities and society.

A carer is anyone including children and adults who provide unpaid support with day to day living tasks or personal care to a family member, partner, or friend.

The person they care for could be ill, frail, suffers from a physical or mental health condition or impairment, is autistic, living with dementia, drug, or alcohol dependent.

Our carers support service, which is delivered by Derbyshire Carers Association on our behalf, includes:

  • information, advice, and guidance
  • individual support, including face to face, home visits and telephone support
  • carer assessments and support planning
  • training and learning
  • peer support and carer support groups
  • volunteering opportunities and more

For more information tel: 01773 833 833 or get help, advice, and support on caring for someone.


Events in Derbyshire during carers week hosted by Derbyshire Carers Association and events in Derby are hosted by Universal Services for Carers: 01332 228777 (Citizens Advice Mid-Mercia).

Understanding dementia information session

Tuesday 6 June 2023 at 10.30am, online via Zoom.

You'll be supported to understand dementia better, offering you small and easy steps that can make a big difference. Find out more and book a place on the understanding dementia session.

Carers festival

Saturday 10 June 2023 from 11am to 3pm, Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG.

Enjoy a day of live music, stalls, family-friendly games, bouncy castle, food and drink. The festival is open to all carers. Find out more about the carers festival at Matlock.

Celebration of diversity

Monday 5 June 2023 from 10am to 2pm at County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG.

A day of celebration with food and guest speakers. Find out more about the celebration of diversity event.

Carers rights at work information event

Tuesday 6 June 2023 from 1pm to 1.30pm, online via Zoom.

Find out how a carer-friendly workplace can benefit you and your employer. Find out more about the carers rights at work event.

Calke Abbey tour

Tuesday 6 June 2023 from 10.30am to 2:30pm at Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby DE73 7JF.

Visit the house and tour the gardens.

Tickets for a screening of Local Hero at Derby QUAD Cinema

Wednesday 7 June 2023 at 6.15pm.

Carers Card UK information session

Thursday 8 June 2023 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm, online via Microsoft Teams. Find out how you could benefit from a carers card.

Monthly craft café for carers

Every second Thursday of the month, Thursday 8 June 2023 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Déda café, bar, 19 Chapel St, Derby DE1 3GU.

Sing and shake it with Sarah

Friday 9 June 2023 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Whitecross House Community Room, off Leyland Gardens, Derby, DE1 3PL.

Tickets for Derbyshire's Vitality Blast home fixture versus Notts Outlaws at Derbyshire County Cricket Ground

Friday 9 June 2023, 6.30pm start. Maximum 4 tickets per request for carers and who they care for. Limited tickets available.

Narrowboat trips

Saturday 10 June 2023 from 2pm to 3pm at Mercia Marina, Findern Lane, Willington, Derby DE65 6DW.

To book tickets or find out more about Derby's events, email or tel: 01332 228777.