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Social, counselling and mental health support

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/

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/

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/

Parkinson’s UK Help

Our parent charity Parkinson’s UK has a Helpline 0808 800 0303 which is a free and confidential service providing support to anyone affected by Parkinson’s. You can also contact them by email hello@parkinsons.org.uk or by text relay (for Textphone users only): 18001 0808 800 0303

The Helpline can offer assistance with applying for benefits.

The shop https://shop.parkinsons.org.uk/ offers free Factsheets on many benefits, as well as a huge range of other valuable information.

The Oxford Branch of Parkinson’s UK

Our website

You can find up-to-date information on all our activities at https://oxfordparkinsons.org.uk

Steps Forward: guidance for newly diagnosed

Our short course for anyone who has recently received a Parkinson’s diagnosis

https://oxfordparkinsons.org.uk/recently_diagnosed

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/.

Mindfulness

We are very fortunate in having access to a mindfulness expert, Azizë Stirling. She has been astonishingly creative in developing online mindfulness courses during Covid times, and in seeking funding to make the classes more affordable.

You can find more about her work, details of the classes, and her reports on their results here on our website.

Bereavement support

AgeUK Oxfordshire offers Late Spring, a range of services to help those coping with bereavement.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/late-spring or phone 01235 426600 (Monday to Friday)