We need to help people recognise that they are carers.
A person may not identify as a carer because they see it as “just a little bit of help for a loved one”. But this means they are missing out on vital information, support and companionship that makes the caring journey easier.
We want all carers to know they don’t have to care alone. If someone relies on them, they can rely on us, for advice, information, practical help, and connections.
Sometimes caring can become so all-encompassing that a carer no longer makes time for themself. Whether it’s a Creative Writing course or a day away – we’re here to help carers find practical ways to look after their own wellbeing.
We think carers are amazing! Carers are doing something incredible but might never hear that thank you or reassurance that they are doing well. We want to encourage carers that they’re doing a great and vital job and it doesn’t go unnoticed by us.
Our expert team, many of whom currently are or have been carers, know and understand all the stresses and struggles of a caring role and how at the same time, it is incredibly fulfilling and life affirming.
For over ten years, carers have been reaching out to Carers Oxfordshire for advice, information and for a reliable partner on their caring journey.
Co-production with carers helped us make some service improvements. From April 2021, carers can expect the same committed and compassionate support across Oxfordshire, with some extra features.
- We can now offer our services to parent carers.
- The entire support process comes from us, meaning that we will be able to provide a more personalised service, focused on support that’s right for the carer.
- Our award-winning training package, A Carers Journey which gives carers practical help will be available nationwide.
- We will be working with employers to help working carers be recognised and get support at work.
- We have a new dedicated phone line so carers can speak to a carer supporter straight away.
We support carers to
- Navigate the support available to them.
- Feel more confident in a caring role through bespoke courses.
- Complete the carers’ assessment and plan for help in a crisis.
- Learn from and share with other carers and enjoy companionship through local support groups.
- Find time and ways to make space for their own wellbeing.
Referring a carer for our support is easy, complete our referral form and return it to us using the information on the form a link is provided below.
Please note: We are here to support the carer if you or the carer have questions about support, equipment, residential care or anything else for the person(s) they support these should go to the appropriate local authority team please see the relevant website for information below:
If you want to know more about the services we provide, or about referring someone then please do get in touch. You can ask using the contact form that goes directly to the team.