About Us

About Us

Creative Carers is for people over 18 who look after someone living in Derby (partner, family, member, friend or relative) informally.

 

We:

  • are all family carers from Derby
  • want carers to lead a fulfilling happy life
  • support carers to create their own individualised package of self-care.

We:

  • set up a not-for-profit group run BY carers FOR carers in 2013
  • believe in working with others - with the help of an excellent partnership formed with Community Action Derby, we have firmly grown in a short space of time and successfully competitively tendered for 2 contracts with Derby City Council and CCG (Health)
  • received a Triangle Trust grant to help us grow
  • are involved in this year's School of Social Entrepreneur's (SSE) scale up programme-funded by Lloyds and the Big Lottery.

We believe

We believe that:

  • Those with personal experience of caring are best placed to support others
  • Carers can learn from each other by sharing experiences
  • Carers can manage their own self-care by learning new skills
  • Our self-esteem and confidence grows if we share skills or knowledge with others
  • Every carer has unique and important needs.

 

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Simple Moments - Creative Carers' latest video

"What’s great about this project is that it responds to us as individuals. We feel cared about as individuals." Derby Member.