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Support for daily living

Move Together

This initiative, funded by Oxfordshire County Council and coordinated by Active Oxfordshire, is a new programme to get everyone active. It is based on the idea that activity is always a good thing, provided it is tailored to your health and physical condition.

To learn more about Move Together, use the form on their website https://movetogether.org.uk/.

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/

Generation Games exercise programme

Generation Games is a service that provides carefully tailored exercise programmes, including the Big Bold and Balance classes enjoyed by many members of our Branch.

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

Practical support from AgeUK Oxfordshire

Home Support Options

including nail cutting and support at home: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/home_support/

Phone Friends

A friendly voice at the end of the phone: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/phone-friends/

Social prescribing

Helping you to live life to the full: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/social-prescribing/

The Age Friendly Creative Network

Access to creative and cultural opportunities: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/the-oxfordshire-age-friendly-creative-network-oafcn

Tech Buddy

Helping you to be involved, safely, with the online world in which we all now live: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/tech-buddy/

Trusted Traders

Helping you to find reputable contractors. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/home_support/trusted-traders/

Falls Prevention Service

https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/service_description/falls-service/

Falls are not only the result of getting older. Many falls can be prevented. The Falls Service offers help and advice to help older people avoid falls and to regain confidence if they have fallen. Their emphasis is on assessment, rehabilitation and exercise as this is the most important intervention that helps to reduce falls and fractures.

Disability and Sensory Loss services

These services aim to promote independence for people with disabilities. There is more information on the web at:

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/sensory-impairment

You can can contact the Hearing Impairment Team by phone 01865 894925, text message to 07713 329501, or by email: hearing.impairment@oxfordshire.gov.uk

For the Visual Impairment Team, phone 01865 894935, or email: visual.impairment@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Livewell Oxfordshire Guide

Livewell Oxfordshire is an online information tool provided by Oxfordshire Social services to help you search for services in Oxfordshire.

https://livewell.oxfordshire.gov.uk/

It’s also available as an e-book: https://www.carechoices.co.uk/publication/oxfordshire-care-services-directory/ and you can order a copy through that link or the Single Point of Access phone number 0345 050 7666.

Occupational Therapy services

Oxfordshire Social Services’ occupational therapy service can help you with:

  • Providing equipment in your home
  • Advising where to buy equipment
  • Advice on alterations to your home
  • Finding alternative ways to carry out day to day tasks
  • Information and how to apply

You can find more details online at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/social-and-health-care/living-home/equipment-aids-and-adaptations/home-assessment or you can telephone 0345 050 7666 and choose the Adult Services and then Occupational Therapy options.

You can refer yourself. Alternatively, family and friends, your social worker or carer, and your nurse or GP can refer you.

Assistive technology

For gadgets to help you at home

Full details at this link on the Council’s website

Telecare service

for monitoring you in your own home via an alarm service to deal with falls or other emergencies:

Full details at this link on the Council’s website

Travel and Blue Badge parking permits

If you are disabled, a Blue Badge helps you to park closer to your destination when travelling as either a driver or a passenger. A new or renewed blue badge costs £10. When applying you’ll answer questions about your eligibility for a Blue Badge.

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/roads-and-transport/parking/where-park/blue-badge-parking-permits

If you are unable to complete do an online application form, you can telephone 0345 050 7666 and choose the Blue Badge option.

Also you can apply for Older Person’s bus passes, Disabled Person’s bus passes or a Companion bus pass (for someone who is not eligible for a bus pass but can travel with you on the bus if you need someone).

RADAR key for disabled toilets

It’s always worth taking a look at the Parkinson’s UK shop, as it has lots of useful information and products.

This may be particularly useful, allowing you to use a nationwide network of accessible toilets: https://shop.parkinsons.org.uk/products/brass-radar-key

Wheelchair Service

https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/oce/services/wheelchair-service/

You can be referred to this service via your GP or your Parkinson’s Nurse after you have discussed your needs with them.