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Support available to you

On this page you can find information about various forms of support that are available to people with Parkinson's and their carers or family. Many of these resources are provided by other organizations.

Please let us know of any other information you think should be added here. We are always happy to receive suggestions by email to admin@oxfordparkinsons.org.uk.

NEW free courses! Free learning opportunities for carers
Abingdon and Witney College offers a comprehensive range of courses to help unpaid carers with how to look after their loved ones (first aid, care skills, safe handling) and, just as important, how to look after themselves. Click here for details and links to course enrolment.
COMING SOON! Grants from Parkinson's UK
From January 2019, our parent charity Parkinson's UK will provide grants of up to £1500 to help with various needs. Click here for more details.
Respite care subsidised by Oxford Branch
To assist carers, we provide modest respite care grants - click here to find out more.
Support from County and District Councils

All the District Councils in Oxfordshire have support schemes that provide practical help for you to stay in your own home, ranging from reliable low-cost handyman services to grants and other help with adapting your home. Here are some links that may be helpful. Please choose the appropriate District Council for where you live (check your Council Tax bill if you're not sure which is your District Council).

Oxford City

Cherwell

South Oxfordshire

West Oxfordshire

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