Often, carers see themselves as someone who's simply looking after a loved one or friend. But if the person you care for couldn't cope without you and you don't get paid then you are a 'carer' and you are eligible to support.
Carers Oxfordshire is a free service for adult carers caring for adults, here are some of the reasons to contact us;
Free Quarterly Newsletter; Care Matters full of useful information, news and articles specific to carers
Emergency Carers Support Service; free emergency care for the person you look after in the event you are unable to because you, the carer, have had an emergency
Free Carers Discount scheme, sponsored by Oxfordshire County Council - save on high street brands, supermarkets, holidays, local shops and more
Information and advice; one to one support from specialist carers outreach workers.
Information about benefits and grants that you could be entitled to
Information about carers grants to help you have a break
Support Groups where you can meet other carers and share experiences
Training opportunities in manual handling, first aid and to give you ‘Confidence 2 Care’
If you would like to register with Carers Oxfordshire and have access to this information, advice and support service please call 0845 050 7666, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk