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Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

Carers Oxfordshire provide a wealth of information and support for carers within Oxfordshire.  For more information contact 0845 050 7666 or see their website http://www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk/cms/

One service to highlight is the Emergency Carers Support Service which can provide experienced carers to help at short notice when the normal carer is unable to provide care due to illness or other emergency.  You need to be registered with this service to access it.  You can register via the website or by calling 0845 050 7666.

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



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