Carers Days Out
An Annual Carers Day Out is arranged by DCA to allow Carers from across the county to get together, relax and unwind, if only for a short time.
Our support groups also arrange:
- Coffee mornings
- Pub lunches
- Summer concerts
- Garden visits
- River trips
- Social Evenings
- Christmas parties
- Christmas dinners
- Relaxation & Therapy Events
- Day out at the Races
- Carers Info Sessions
- Visiting speakers on a wide range of topics
CARERS UNITED! - A VISIT TO THE BRAND NEW CHESTERFIELD FOOTBALL GROUND
Carers from around the area managed to make their way to 1866 Sheffield Road for a behind the scenes visit around the brand new Chesterfield Football Club ground.
The new ground is absolutely fantastic, a credit to everyone concerned.
Comments from Carers included:
‘I’ll remember this for the rest of my life.’
‘It makes you want to come and support the team!’
‘Isn’t it lovely - makes you proud!’
You can read more about this visit here
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There are loads more photos of the Football Visit on our Facebook page
STAVELEY CRAFT DAY - TOO MUCH TO DO, TOO LITTLE TIME!!
The craft day was a huge success - there was lots of chatting and laughter as everyone busied themselves making all sorts of items to take home, such as jewellery, xmas cards and xmas decorations.
The only critisism was having to go home at the end of the day as there was so much more to do and make!!
Lunch was served and many Carers took ‘doggie bags’ home with them.
Thank you to all of the demonstrators and the Staveley Centre for all their help in making this a great day to remember.
Comments from Carers included:
What a lovely day out. Thank you very much everybody.'
'Many, many thanks to all concerned.'
'I enjoyed the day very much. The ladies who did the craft work were excellent and very helpful. Thank
you for a very enjoyable day.'
'Lovely to come out and do something different, with like-minded people. Really enjoyable and
therapeutic. Thank you very much.'
'Thank you it was lovely, I really enjoyed the chance to try something different.'
'I found the craft workers very helpful and friendly, many thanks.'
'Well done everyone.'
'Really enjoyed the day. Welcome opportunity to forget'
There are loads more photos of the Carft Day on our Facebook page
CARERS BALL 2010 - AN EVENING TO GET DRESSED UP AND DANCE
Derbyshire County Council and Primary Care Trust, with the assistance of Derbyshire Carers Association, hosted a Carers Ball which took place in the beautiful Members' Room at County Hall, Matlock on Friday 1 October.
Everyone dressed to impress, taking a twirl on the dance floor to the disco and live music.
Over one hundred Carers and some Cared For attended the event.
A finger buffet was served to tables by volunteers from Derbyshire County Council and the PCT.
Carers took part in a quiz during the evening and a Raffle was held with some fabulous prizes including Derby County Football Tickets, Family Ticket for Haddon Hall, Meal for Two at the New Bath Hotel, Matlock and many more.
There was live music during the evening from Eat Cake Rock Band
The Dawn Longden Whiting Dancers gave a show of energy and enthusiastic twirls with high kicks during a rendition of Hairspray the Musical
Many thanks to Derbyshire County Council Chairman, Counselor Robin Baldry
Also thanks to Claire Raw and Janice Rhodes for all their hard work.
There are loads more photos of the Carers Ball on our Facebook page
CARERS DAY 2010 - STEAM TRAIN JOURNEY AND LUNCH
Carers travelled in style on a steam train from Rowsley station in Derbyshire to lunch at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale and back on the train to Rowsley. The beautiful sunny weather was enjoyed as the train travelled through the Derbyshire countryside.
After lunch Chief Executive Helen Robinson drew the raffle. There were some really great prizes to be won.
There are loads more photos of our day out on our Facebook page
PAMPER DAYS ARE A BIG HIT!
A few photos from Carers attending Pamper Days
CHURCH SERVICE AT TIDESWELL CHURCH - NOVEMBER 2009
It was a cold day, but the sun shone for us
The stained glass window shone beautifully on our group
DAY TRIP TO TRENTHAM GARDENS, STAFFORDSHIRE - SEPTEMBER 2009
It was bright, clear day for our visit to Trentham Gardens.
Our group enjoyed the gardens which have been extensively refurbished and replanted over the last few years.
TRENT LOCK RIVER TRIP - JULY 2009
Waiting to board the boat
Feeding the swans
CARERS DAY, BAKEWELL - JUNE 2009 - 'ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR'
Carers Day this year was once again held at the Acticultural Business Centre in Bakewell. The theme this year was 'All the Fun of the Fair, and the staff of Derbyshire Carers certainly went to town with this. The weather could have been a little kinder, it was the day of the flash floods across Derbyshire, but this did not seem to put anyone off, even the jugglers seemed to manage outside!
Nicky, from DCA Head Office, waits to greet Carers as they arrive.
There was Horse Racing (with little wooden horses) which attracted much laughter and fun.
Looks like someone might be winning !
The Jenga tower caused much amusement, not to mention the loud bang when it fell down.
Learning a new skill came easy to some
There was a beetle drive, hoopla and a bouncy castle!!
Lunchtime was an opportunity to sit and chat
There was juggling demonstrations and lessons, hoopla, salsa dancing, 'Guess the Weight of the Cake' and 'Name the Teddy'. For those who wanted 'a bit' of pampering there was nail-art, and there was also the more traditional activities associated with the fairgound rounds and stalls.