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Support for carers and caring

Support with caring from AgeUK Oxfordshire

Action for Carers

A comprehensive service of guidance and support for carers, including the helpful regular newsletter Care Matters: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/action-for-carers-oxfordshire/

From there you can also access the Carers Oxfordshire website which includes information about the free training courses A Carer’s Journey.

Dementia Oxfordshire

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/dementia-oxfordshire/

Home share

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/homeshare-oxfordshire/

Useful advice and guidance from AgeUK Oxfordshire

Information and Advice

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/information-and-advice/

Community information Network

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/community-information-network/

NHS Continuing Healthcare Advice

Guidance on the CHC system: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/nhs-continuing-healthcare/

Continuing Health Care information from NHS Oxfordshire CCG

https://www.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health/continuing-healthcare.htm

Continuing Health Care is funding for health care needs, either in your home or in a nursing home, and is not means tested.

If you think you could be eligible, please discuss with your GP and Parkinson’s nurse or contact the Parkinson’s UK Helpline 0808 800 0303 and ask for the Care Adviser.

Adult Care Needs assessment

You have the right to an assessment, no matter what your ability is to pay for the care you may need. If you need help due to:

  • Frailty because of old age
  • A short-term illness or injury
  • Permanent, substantial physical disabilities

You can request an assessment through the Adult Social Care Team. Telephone 0345 050 7666 and choose the Adult Services option, or apply online:

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/social-and-health-care/adult-social-care/getting-needs-assessment/members-public

Financial support for respite care

Carers sometimes need a break. We can help, with financial grants towards the cost of respite care.

Information and application form

https://oxfordparkinsons.org.uk/respite_care