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Environment - we will provide care and support in a place that's safe

Kingsway Apple

It is important that anyone using the services of the Trust does so in a safe and appropriate environment, recognising diversity.

Safeguarding the wellbeing of service users, carers, family and staff is a priority. How this is done will be based on the individual needs of the person.

This will include hospital and community bases, and anywhere else we see people. There should be recognition of:

  • access for people with disabilities   
  • the need for special adaptations   
  • understanding of cultural needs   
  • gender specific services   
  • infection control   
  • appropriate patient/service user mix
  • benefits of therapeutic environments   
  • capacity to make decisions, and the need for consent to treatment   
  • protection for patients/service users detained against their will   
  • management of violence and aggression   
  • fire safety


The Trust’s community care and support services are currently divided into eight neighbourhood areas within Derbyshire. Each neighbourhood works closely and with other local health professionals, and drawing on local community resources, to assist people in rebuilding their lives and to help them flourish.

Derbyshire Healthcare’s community care and support services provide mental health support to residents living throughout Derbyshire and learning disabilities services to those living in the south of the county (Amber Valley, Derby City, Erewash and South Derbyshire & Derbyshire Dales South neighbourhoods). Click here to find our about your neighbourhood service

Hospital Services

We provide a range of inpatient services including adult acute and older people's services. Click here to find out more about our hospital services 

Other services we provide

Click on the links below to find out about other services we provide including: