What is the Joint Oxfordshire Carers’ Strategy and why does it need to be refreshed?

Many people in Oxfordshire provide unpaid care by helping to look after friends or family members who are frail, ill or disabled.

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC), the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) and their partners, including Carers UK, are developing a refreshed and revised Joint Oxfordshire Carers’ Strategy for 2013-2016.

The refreshed strategy is being developed for the following reasons:

  • The previous strategy has come to an end
  • A new model of carers support has been introduced since the previous strategy was developed
  • To take account of the refreshed National Carers Strategy (2010).  

The refreshed Oxfordshire strategy will inform the strategic planning and commissioning of support for all groups of carers, including young carers and those caring for someone with a mental health condition.

To find out more please click here to access the consultation documents and the online portal where you can have your say.

For further information on any aspect of the Oxfordshire Joint Carers Strategy Refresh 2013-2016 please contact lajla.johannson@oxfordshire.gov.uk (01865 323622) or beccy.clacy@oxfordshirepct.nhs.uk (01865 336830)

For information and support for carers please contact Carers Oxfordshire. Or you can phone them on 0845 050 7666