Carers' personal budgets - what's changing?

Following the recent carers' consultation, Oxfordshire County Council has agreed changes to the current carers' personal budgets scheme which will affect the number of carers eligible for the personal budget payments and the level of payment awarded. These changes will come into effect from 1 April 2017and further information will be available before then.

If you have been sent a carers' review letter, please go online and complete the review form or contact Carers Oxfordshire for assistance before 15 March 2017. Any carers who need to complete a new carers' assessment as a result of their review should do so before 31 March 2017 to be assessed under the current scheme.

Completing your paperwork

If you have been awarded a carer's personal budget and have not yet returned your completed paperwork, this should be done before 1 May 2017.