Oxfordshire County Council have a Carers Strategy the following link will direct you to their website, which explains the Strategy in more detail.
Oxfordshire Carers Strategy
Are You a Carer?
Please let is know, we may be able to help you.
We recognise the vital role that carers have in our local community and we want to provide carers who are our patients themselves with the support they need to stay fit, healthy and happy and continue to carry out the invaluable service they provide.
We have identified two Carer’s Champions, Linda Craig and Kerry Whiting who are part of our Reception Team. They have specific responsibility to support you if you are a carer registered with the Surgery. Please make sure that our Reception team know if you are a carer and they will make a note on your record so that when you phone up, the Reception team will know that we need to be flexible and sympathetic to endeavour to offer you an appointment that is at a time convenient to you and your carer responsibilities.
Please help us understand what might be useful to you by telling us what support or information you might find useful from us.
You can find lots of useful information on the following website http://www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk/cms/
Your local Carers Centre is:
South & Vale Carers Centre in Didcot, which can help with a wide range of information and services.
South & Vale Carers Centre
Tel: 01235 838 554
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: South and Vale Page
Your Oxfordshire centre is:
Carers Oxfordshire – is a partnership between Oxfordshire County Council’s Customer Service Centre (CSC) and Age UK Oxfordshire (AUKO) established in April 2011 to provide new, integrated information and support service for adult carers of adults in Oxfordshire.
Tel: 0845 050 7666
If you need emergency support:
Emergency Carers’ Support Service – arranges care when adult Carers of adults registered with them are unable to do so in the event of an emergency telephone 0845 050 7666
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices
about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.