Two years ago, Oxford Health launched a new strategy for family, friends and carers called ICareYouCare. With this renewed focus came an enormous amount of effort to put family, friends and carers at the heart of everything we do.

“Carers are an invaluable resource to Oxford Health,” says Di Hilson, carer involvement lead at the trust.

“Carers are closest to the patients we treat and should always be involved in the service developments we make. Part of our duty is to support carers to look after themselves as well as their family members. Having been a carer myself, I know that not all carers go looking for help. It is our responsibility to reach out to them to give them a helping hand. As healthcare professionals we are in the best position to do this.”

iCareYouCare Family, friends and carers annual review is now published. Read it here:

Icareyoucare Annual Review 2018_19

“I hope you agree that there are important carer initiatives taking place at the trust and that we are moving in the right direction,” says Di Hilson.

“I know there is still much more we can do and I look forward to the year ahead, continuing on this improvement journey.”

Wanted: carer governors

Are you looking after someone? Would you like to help shape Oxford Health’s strategy and be the voice of carers?

Our Council of Governors has positions dedicated to carers and we have election coming up in spring 2020. Why not stand to become a governor?

Our Council of Governors is the voice of the people we serve and helps set our priorities, based on our members’ views. You need to be a member of the Oxford Health  in order to nominate yourself as a candidate. Sign up as a member now and you’ll be receiving all the updates about our 2020 election plus all our latest news. Membership is free and doesn’t carry any obligations for you – you can get involved as much or as little as you like.

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