The service plays a crucial part in recognising and highlighting the valuable role carers have, and in providing information, assistance and opportunities for carers to ensure that their own health and wellbeing is maximised.

Following the recent tender for this service, Derbyshire County Council have awarded the contract to the icare consortium with effect from 1st October 2012.

The icare consortium is a partnership of three local organisations; P3 (people potential possibilities), Derbyshire Mind and Amber Trust. As a consortium we have considerable experience of working together and operating a wide range of mental health services in Derbyshire. We recognise the valuable role carers have and share the same vision of delivering supportive, quality services, to ensure positive outcomes are achieved for mental health carers in Derbyshire.

We are delighted to have been chosen to deliver the Mental Health Carers Support Service and we look forward to working with individual carers, carers forums and partners within voluntary, health, social care and private sector over the forthcoming years.

Further news will follow nearer to the launch of this service