Family resources

Sources of help and support


Derbyshire County Council Community

Click here to go to the Derbyshire County Council – Derbyshire Family Hub, where you can find information on Activities, Family Support and Parenting, Money and Benefits, Housing and Homelessness, Health and Wellbeing, and Learning Skills and Employment.

Cost of Living support

As the cost of living is rising it’s important to understand what advice and support is available to you, your family and the people you work with.  Derbyshire County Council have put together advice and help for Derbyshire residents online at
There’s lots of advice and support available, from help managing debt to checking you’re getting all the benefits you are entitled to.  There’s also information about energy efficiency, cutting down on food waste and details about services you might not know that they offer.

Derbyshire County Council and Orcha Health

Derbyshire County Council is working with Orcha Health – The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications – to provide an online library of digital health and wellbeing support.

From support for long-term health conditions to apps that can help people to stop smoking, sleep better and improve their mood, there are hundreds to choose from.

Each app has been assessed against a wide range of criteria including the quality of the content, ease of use and data protection so you know you can trust it.

Other resources

  • For information from Derbyshire County Council on Credit Unions and Community Banks, please click here.
  • Derbyshire County Council – Autism Information and Advice Service For further information on courses for parents/carers who wish to learn more about autism, parenting strategies, common challenges and to meet other families living similar lives, please click here
  • First Steps – supporting someone with an eating disorder.  To find out how First Steps can help support you or a loved one with an eating disorder, please visit or contact them on    They also offer Skills for Carers Courses.
  • Derby and Derbyshire Emotional Health & Wellbeing have some excellent resources on their website for both parents/carers and children, including some really interesting courses. Visit for more information.
  • Visit for help on how to keep your children safe online.
  • Vita Minds are new NHS providers within the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Services) community commissioned by Derby and Derbyshire CCG.  The service is now live and offers a range of talking therapies for depression, generalised anxiety disorder, mixed depression and anxiety and a range of other conditions.  Click here to go to their website to find out more information.
  • Travel to Refuge:  Any woman who needs to travel to find refuge from domestic violence can do so for free on any UK train or National Express coach.  See their website
  • is a website for community safety in Derbyshire and provides guidance and helpful information to anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse.  Help for those experiencing domestic abuse can be found by contacting them on 08000 198 668 or by email at
  • Barnardos – See, hear, respond: Providing support to parents/carers