Carers' personal payments from 1 April 2017

Changes to carers' personal budgets in Oxfordshire were agreed by Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group in February 2017 following the carers' consultation last year. We have made changes so that we can continue to provide support, within the reduced financial resources available. 
Reports produced at the end of the consultation were submitted to the council's Cabinet meeting on 24 January 2017 ahead of the decisions agreed in February 2017. You can see them here.

Carers' personal payment 

The decision made is that from 1 April 2017, there will be a 'flat rate' payment of £300 awarded following a carers' assessment or a carers' review to those carers who are assessed as having high needs. 
This will be called a carers' personal payment, and it is for carers to use for themselves, in a way that supports them in their caring role.

More information

More information about carers' assessments and carers' reviews.