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Carers Support

Carers Strategy

 

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:
carers@svcarers.org.uk

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.


Carers Oxfordshire

Tel: 0845 050 7666

Email: carersoxfordshire@oxfordshire.gov.uk

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?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



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