Residential Edge of Care
Oxfordshire County Council run a variety of homes for young people that sit within the Residential Edge of Care (REoC) service. This includes:
- Residential homes
- Assessment homes, which offer short breaks and intensive support for families
- Move on accommodation, which provides intensive support to young people to equip them to live independently
They also provide outreach support for up to a year once they have left their supported accommodation.
Named link nurse
There is a named link nurse from the Phoenix Team for each of the Oxfordshire County Council REOC Homes, who will be the key point of contact for health related issues for children.
The link nurse will work in partnership with REOC staff to:
- Review the health needs of children we care for
- Provide guidance for staff managing health conditions,
- Liaise with other health professional involved in a child’s care
The Specialist Nurses in the Phoenix Team will act as a source of health advice and further support. They will also complete the review health assessment if they are the agreed lead professional.
Manager and team contact details
A health review will be with a qualified Nurse who specialises in working with young people and can be carried out at a place of your choice. This is usually offered at your home but can be provided at school / college, a doctor’s surgery or in a public space if you would prefer.
You can see the nurse on you own, or alongside someone you trust. The review is an opportunity to highlight any areas of your health that concern you or may be causing problems.
We will be led by you and will listen to you, not judge you, and support you in any way that we can. The health review looks at your physical, emotional, and social health. Examples of health concerns we may help with include anxiety, sexual health, smoking, drug, or alcohol use. We may also recommend you get help from specialist services or make additional referrals.
Your health information
Details about your health meetings are kept securely on your electronic health record. When we meet, we will discuss confidentiality with you and agree who you are happy to share your health information with.
If we believe you are at serious risk of harm or in danger, we may need to pass on information, where possible we will tell you first.
For further information about how Oxford Health keep your information safe and private, please view our privacy statement:
Helpful links and advice
There is a lot of information available to support health and wellbeing and it can be confusing to know which websites to look at.
The Phoenix Team have collated some suggestions which we hope will support you to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
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Page last reviewed: 27 March, 2023