Carers Oxfordshire is a free service which offers information, advice and support to unpaid adult carers of adults in Oxfordshire.
Based on a partnership between Action for Carers Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire County Council, the service has built a national reputation for reaching and supporting carers in innovative ways.
By identifying carers much earlier in their caring lives and ensuring they are in contact with preventive services, the service aims to reduce the likelihood of crises and carer breakdown.
What we do
The Carers Oxfordshire service aims to make it easier for carers, whatever their situation, to access information and support.
The service has five elements:
a telephone and web-based information service - providing information about benefits and entitlements, support services, carer’s breaks, emergency back-up, employment, helping carers to look after themselves, training opportunities to support carers in their caring roles and much more
an outreach support service – providing advice and support over the phone and face-to-face
a network of peer support groups
training opportunities in first aid, moving and handling and a 'Confidence 2 Care' programme
marketing - to raise the profile of carers, and caring, and enable carers to identify themselves.
How to contact Carers Oxfordshire
Telephone: 0845 050 7666
Carers Voice Oxfordshire works alongside Carers Oxfordshire and provides opportunities for carers to have their voices heard - and acted on. Members work to provide the best listening, acting and involvement support wherever and whenever they can.
Oxfordshire carers strategy
You can find information about Oxfordshire County Council's carers strategy here.