The Oxfordshire Transforming Care Plan for people with learning disabilities and their families. My Life My Choice report on what was discussed at a recent workshop, click here: www.mylifemychoice.org.uk/how-are-we-transforming-care-in-oxfordshire/
Oxfordshire County Council is carrying out a review of daytime support for people aged over 18 in Oxfordshire.
Details of the review are on Oxfordshire County Council’s website:https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/review-daytime-support
The review focuses on understanding the needs of vulnerable people for daytime support and is looking at the wide range of services and support provided; this is not restricted to services that are commissioned or provided by the council. The people you support may be using a range of alternatives to these services to meet their needs, and we want to ensure their views are also included.
People with daytime support needs and carer engagement
Oxfordshire County Council daytime support services and contracted providers of daytime support are running focus groups with people who use their services and carers to explore what daytime support means to them, what they need from this support and their ideas about future provision.
If you would also be willing to run a focus group, please get in touch and we can provide information and advice/support to help you to do this.
We will also be running three workshops, for carers, people who are unable to take part in a focus group and people who use daytime support not funded or provided by the council. They are also aimed at other organisations who may want to contribute to the review, including from volunteer and faith and community groups. This includes up to two representatives from your organisation.
Attached are posters to promote these workshops.
We are looking for around 15 volunteers to join our Daytime Support Review Working Group. Our aim is for this to be made up of people with a wide range of daytime support needs and their carers. This group will meet in June and July to help us to shape what daytime support might look like in the future. Please let people know about this opportunity and encourage them to get in touch with us if they would like to be part of this group.
People who are unable to attend a focus group or workshop and who would like to be involved can contact the review team by email, telephone or fill in our online form. We will make sure everybody has an opportunity to have their say as part of the formal consultation later this year.
To get in touch with the team about these opportunities, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 323624.
More information about the review is available at: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/daytimesupport. We will keep this page updated as the review progresses.
Oxfordshire County Council invites carers to work with its commissioning team to co-design the future respite model. See the letter and further information here:
To participate in group discussions; to help us work out what’s best for carers in Oxfordshire, and develop efficient services with good outcomes. Meeting dates:
- Friday 18 September 2015, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at County Hall, Oxford.
- Monday 21 September 2015, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at Didcot Civic Hall, Didcot.
- Thursday 24 September 2015, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington.
Co-design working group meeting dates:
- Monday 5 October, Monday 19 October and Thursday 29 October 2015 at County Hall, Oxford.
If you wish to attend any of the above events contact Maryse Pomlett:
Telephone: 01865 323621 / 01865 328530