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About us

Our services reach everyone who lives in or visits Derbyshire, which is why we believe in working in partnership with our communities to ensure we meet their needs and expectations. This includes their families, their environment, their education, their job prospects and their social needs.


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Our commitment to local people is reflected in our investment in our workforce. Hundreds of people call on us every day for help, information or advice. More than 30,000 people work for us in places throughout the county each with their own individual talents and abilities. We value this contribution and look to provide the resources and development our employees need to deliver the best possible service to the people of Derbyshire, while developing their career.

Derbyshire is a county of opportunity. It is a beautiful place to live, to work and to grow and we are justly proud of our services. We believe in investing in the future so all Derbyshire people have the chance to live full and productive lives.

The council is divided into 4 strategic directorates, responsible for the following areas:

Adult Care

Preventative and wellbeing services, assessment of care needs, home care and day opportunities for older, disabled and vulnerable people; disability equipment and home adaptations; support for carers; hospital discharge services; short term specialist community beds; reablement; falls prevention; in-house residential care homes; community care centres; quality and safeguarding across all residential homes; specialist dementia care; benefits and debt advice. Strategic planning and resourcing public services, stakeholder engagement and consultation, care market shaping, commissioning care services, contract management and performance monitoring.

Public health – reducing health inequalities, promoting healthier lifestyles, improving the health of the population by sharing information and expertise, preparing for future health challenges, providing protection from public health hazards.

Children's Services

Support for vulnerable families and disabled children; teenage and careers services; children’s centres; sports and outdoor learning; school improvement services; school meals; school place planning and building; special educational needs; adult community education; services traded with schools; pre-school and childcare support; safeguarding and child protection; fostering and adoption and the youth offending service.

Commissioning, Communities and Policy

Property; finance; ICT; corporate HR; legal and democratic services; libraries and heritage; community safety; refugee resettlement; trading standards; Trusted Trader; policy; research; performance; communications including digital and web development and Call Derbyshire; innovation; strategic commissioning; procurement; strategic partnerships; member and management services; registrar and coroner services.

Economy, Transport and Environment

Roads; footpaths; public and community transport; road safety; economic development and regeneration; broadband expansion; minerals, transport and strategic planning; emergency planning; household waste recycling centres; waste planning and management; building and landscape conservation; countryside sites; strategic economic partnerships; inward investment; tourism; rail policy; HS2; employment and skills; flooding and environmental policy.

If you'd like more details about the work our departments do, please see the attached booklet.