Support for Older People, Disabled, Ill, Cancer & Their Carers

Age UK
Free information on issues affecting older people.

The Silverline     0800 4 70 80 90
Free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Carers UK
Provides information, advice and support to carers – people who look after an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend.

Alzheimer’s Society
A membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.

Derbyshire Carers
Derbyshire Carers Association supports carers who look after a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, mental health problems or an addiction cannot cope without their help and support.

The Carers Direct Helpline  0300 123 1053
Information, advice and support for carers.

Disabled Living Foundation
A national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living.

Also check out local council resources in your area.  For Derby City Council:

Macmillan Cancer Support
A source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need.  Helping not only patients who live with cancer but also carers, families and communities.

Shine Cancer Support
Exclusively focused on supporting people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with cancer.  They support men and women, with any type of cancer.

Maggie’s Centres
At Maggie’s you can talk to, and get support from, a range of professional people. The Centres are staffed by Cancer Support Specialists, Benefits Advisors, Nutritionists and Psychologists who can support you in whichever way best suits your needs.