Clear and simple guidance to help older people find their way through the care maze

information for care Care Information Line

Age UK Oxfordshire

St Edmund House

39 West St Helen Street

Abingdon

OX14 5BT

 

 

Age UK Oxfordshire are dedicated to providing essential services for older people throughout the county.

 

 

Tel 0345 450 1276

Oxfordshire Care Information

LOCAL HELP & SUPPORT

IMPORTANT - HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY YET?

 

Social and Health Care team

PO Box 780

Oxford

OX1 9GX

 

Your local authority has a responsibility to keep its residents safe and to support their general wellbeing. Whether you believe you will have

to pay for care, or not we recommend you contact your local authority's social service department ASAP and request a needs assessment.

 

Tel 0345 050 7666

Website

Abingdon, Banbury, Berinsfield, Bessels Leigh, Bicester, Blewbury, Bodicote, Botley, Burford, Carterton, Charlbury, Chinnor, Cholsey, Coombe, Cowley, Cuxham, Deddington, Didcot, Eaton, Faringdon, Freeland, Grove, Harwell, Henley on Thames, Kidlington, Kidmore End, Long Hanborough, Milcombe, Milton, North Leigh, Oxford, Temple Cowley, Thame, Uffington, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington, Witney, Yarnton

 

Long Term Care | Care Fees Advice | Care Fees Planning | Paying for Care | Lasting Power of Attorney | Care Homes | Home Care

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Paying for Care

Independent Care Advice Specialist

Other sources of help & advice

specialist care fees advice

LOOKING FOR A CARE HOME OR OTHER CARE SERVICES?

 

Alternatively there are a number of websites where you can search in your local area. The following are probably the better ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They have a website where you can search care homes and other care providers. You can find inspection ratings for care providers here.

carehome.co.uk HousingCare.org Care Quality Commission homecare.co.uk

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care

 

To find out more - Age UK have an excellent factsheet

Factsheet

CARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Helping you secure NHS funding for care fees

 

An excellent website that can help you understand NHS Continuing Healthcare

Website

SPECIALIST CARE FEES ADVICE

 

Are you worried about about paying for care and the consequences of your money running out?

 

Care Fees Advice, or care fees planning, is a specialist type of financial advice, provided by financial advisers, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Usually this type of advice is sought when someone is moving into a care home;

sometimes people seek advice when looking for ways to fund care at home.

 

We believe the most experienced care fees advisers are to be found through the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA). All their members must adhere to a code of practice and full members must be fully accredited. You can search for an adviser local to you here.

 

You may also want to search the "Paying for Care" and "Symponia" websites.

SOLLA Paying for Care Symponia

LEGAL MATTERS

 

If you would like help with wills, Powers of Attorney or other legal matters relating to older people then we believe  Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) would be a good place to start. It is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers, and legal executives who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

You can find a local legal adviser through them. 

 

 

 

 

Gov.UK has a useful website

SFE GOV.UK