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Unpaid carers

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Action for Carers Oxfordshire

Action for Carers Oxfordshire is the lead organisation within the ‘Carers Oxfordshire project’

Working with partners Oxfordshire County Council, Rethink and Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

The team of experts can offer advice and support to adults aged 18 and over caring for another adult in Oxfordshire.

How can they help?

  • Meet one of there experts who can visit you at home or another place, to offer your personal support in looking after your needs as a carer
  • Time out for Carers - offering carers a much needed break
  • Regular newsletter ‘Care Matters’ full of useful information, news and articles specific to carers.
  • Plan for help in a crisis including registering with the Emergency carers support service 
  • Help to feel more confident within  your caring role, access our bespoke carers courses
  • Get support by meeting other carers and sharing experiences and information
  • Voices of Experience

For full details please follow this link to the Age UK website


Are You a Carer?

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

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

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
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.

Are you employed to look after people in their home?

Do you care for a friend or relative?

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