Energy Costs and Grants
Energy costs are rising and the number of people in Derbyshire struggling with heating their homes is only increasing. There are many households who need additional help to reduce their fuel bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes.
Cost of Living
The cost of living crisis can have a big impact on all aspects of your finances including energy bills, the cost of your weekly shop and your take home pay.
There is lots of information and advice, designed to ensure that you’re getting all the help that you are entitled to.
Blue Badge Schemes
The Blue Badge Scheme helps disabled people with mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park close to their destination. The Blue Badge Scheme is administered for residents of Derbyshire on behalf of, and in line with, the Department for Transport’s regulations. If where you live comes under the administration of Derby City Council then your application should be made to them.
Council Tax Reduction Scheme
A Council Tax Reduction Scheme is there to help those on low incomes towards the cost of their Council Tax. If you are already receiving help towards your Council Tax, this will be shown on your bill as Council Tax Support. The Council Tax Reduction Scheme is independent of other discounts, exemptions and relief, which you may also be able to apply for. Anyone with a low income may apply for Council Tax Reduction. The amount of Council Tax reduction you can receive depends on your family circumstances, income, capital and savings.
Dementia Support Derbyshire
Dementia Support Derbyshire offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer information to people who are worried about their memory and ongoing support to people affected by dementia face to face or over the phone.
Derbyshire Carers Assosciation
Derbyshire Carers Association recognise that the responsibility of caring for someone who cannot manage at home without help often places great physical and emotional strain upon the Carer.
Whether you care for someone for a few hours a week or for 24 hours a day, they can offer you a wide range of confidential and independent services, helping you to care.