Useful links and information

Oxfordshire County Council

Social and Community Services (for adults) and Children, Education and Families (for children)
Contact numbers for both departments:

  • Weekday office hours: 0345 050 7666
  • Emergency duty team (for urgent calls out of office hours): 0800 833408

Other carers' organisations

Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice service helps people to resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice. Citizens Advice website.


State pensions

Contact the State Pensions Service

Winter fuel payments

How to claim winter fuel payments.

Hospitals and medical

NHS services in Oxfordshire.

Approved care agencies

Care Quality Commission: checks on hospitals, care homes and care services.

Good neighbour schemes

The help offered by good neighbour schemes may include:

  • transport for appointments, hospital visits or to Day Centres
  • errands, shopping or collecting prescriptions
  • household tasks, minor repairs or gardening
  • looking after or walking pets
  • visiting or befriending
  • letter writing or simple form-filling
  • reading to partially sighted or blind people
  • signposting to services

Some schemes also provide other community activities such as coffee mornings, lunch clubs, trips out and other social events.

Find your local good neighbour scheme in Oxfordshire.

Local agencies and organisations

National organisations