Older People

We will listen to older people, carers and their families and use their views to shape better services and support. We will campaign for a sustainable national system of funding social care in the future. We will fight for the retention of national free bus travel for older people.

Handy Van Service helps thousands across derbyshire

April 15, 2016

Cllr Paul Smith Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Cllr Paul Smith
Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Derbyshire Labour prioritises many services to help the elderly and vulnerable across our county; the Handy Van service is one of these.  From April 1 2016 a new phone service has been made available to make it easier for people to access the service.

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Derbyshire Labour save care home from closure

July 9, 2013

Cllr Clare Neill celebrates with residents, family and staff at the Beechcroft home for older people.

Cllr Clare Neill celebrates with residents, family and staff at the Beechcroft home for older people.

Derbyshire Labour last week announced that Beechcroft home for older people in West Hallam will remain open and will not be demolished.  The home was earmarked for closure and demolition by the Derbyshire Tories prior to Labour winning the Derbyshire County Council election in May.

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“We Deserve Better”

January 30, 2013

Our older people want support to stay independent and enjoy life. When the time comes, they want good quality care they can rely on

Derbyshire Labour is determined to listen to what older people want. At a public meeting last November, older people from across Derbyshire met Labour councillors and talked about their concerns.

Their worries were:

>that the DCC home help service is being sidelined and people are being pushed into the private sector for care at home.

>there is a threat to close most of the DCC residential homes and move to ‘extra-care’, where people have self-contained flats.

Derbyshire Labour believes people will always need good quality residential care. We will invest in a programme to refurbish and modernise our council-run homes, so people have a choice.



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Rally At County Hall: 18 April – Council Meeting

August 25, 2012

We understand a Rally has been organised to take place on the Terrace at County Hall before the Council meeting on 18 April.  The Labour Group are supporting this Rally and we ask as many of you as possible to attend to ensure that the Tories are under no illusions as to the strength of feeling about their disgraceful plans to shut down the DCC Youth Service, which will remove vital services for Derbyshire’s Young People and put 157 part time Youth Workers’ jobs in peril.
Both Katie Hanson, who started the petition, and Labour Group Leader Anne Western have formally requested that the Council meeting should start at 5pm to allow young people to attend and listen to the debate, but the Director of Legal Services has ruled that the constitution states Council meetings start at 2pm so that must take precedence over facilitating young people attending the meeting.

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