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Carers Oxfordshire

Carers Oxfordshire is a service dedicated to helping carers in Oxfordshire.

Carers Oxfordshire is a free service that offers information, advice, and support to adult carers of someone living in Oxfordshire. The service is available for carers of both adults and children. The service can be contacted by telephone or email, and their website provides more information about the services they offer. provides specialist support to help unpaid carers to find solutions that can make caring easier, including:

– Carers Line – the team is available to listen and help Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm.
– Carer assessments identifying any help unpaid carers may be eligible to receive.
– Support groups – where carers can talk to others who may understand.
– Carer ID – to prove carer status and access support and discounts.
– Time for you – a range of offers to give unpaid carers time for themselves. or 01235 424715

Oxfordshire Family Support Network

Inspiring, informing and involving families of people with learning disabilities. Oxfordshire Family Support Network is a unique organisation based in Oxfordshire. We provide independent information, advice and support by families for families of people with learning disabilities. Set up by family carers who wanted to use their experience to help others in the same situation we strive to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families. or 07891 734987 / 07821 987080

Be Free Young Carers Oxfordshire

Providing advice and guidance, offer befriending and peer support, enabling young carers to meet socialise and have fun, increasing their self-confidence and improving their mental well-being.

01235 838554

Carers Allowance

Unpaid carers, and those they care for, may also be entitled to a range of financial support, with many unpaid carers qualifying for carer’s allowance. There is a cap on benefits in some circumstances, so carers are advised to check the criteria first.

Carer’s allowance is a weekly payment of £81.90 for people who spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone in receipt of certain benefits. They must also earn £151 or less a week, after tax, National Insurance and expenses. Carer’s allowance is a complex benefit that overlaps with some payments, such as the state pension.

Claiming it can affect the benefits of the person being cared for if the person providing support does not live with them. In these circumstances, it’s important to get specific advice before applying.


Carers Support in Berkshire/Reading


Promise Inclusion

(Carers of children and adults with a learning disability and/or autism) or 0300 7778539

Berkshire Youth

(for carers age 18 and under) or  0118 909 0927

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