Come and hear about OxFSN’s new project
Please use this zoom link to join the meeting
Topic: Embolden 2 launch
Time: Dec 7, 2022 01:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time
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We hope that family carers, siblings and other relatives will be able to attend but recognise that people work, so if you are interested in knowing more about the project please get in contact using the button below. We are planning on running coffee mornings across the county to meet with those family carers who prefer to meet face to face. If you are aware of anyone who you think would benefit from knowing more about this project, please ask them to get in touch.
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An overview of Supported Living in Oxfordshire and what families need to think about when planning ahead from Oxfordshire County Council, Support Providers and Family carers for people with Learning Disabilities.
See the video recording of the OxFSN Q&A here on this page or on our OxFSN Youtube Video Channel:
To read the transcript of the recording see the PDF document: OxFSN Support Living Q & A
The CBF and the Tizard Centre are working in partnership, supported by an advisory group, to seek the views and perspectives of children and adults with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Everyone has the right to have a say about their own life and about wider issues that impact on them. This includes children, young people and adults with severe and profound and multiple learning disabilities. In reality, we know that these perspectives are seldom heard. This can be because people think it is too difficult, but this is not true, it just requires more skilled, creative and personalised approaches.
The CBF and the Tizard Centre have been developing ways to improve how we seek the views of people with severe and profound learning disabilities. In recognition of the need to get better at seeking the views of children and adults with learning disabilities and with more complex communication challenges, NHS England has funded the Seldom Heard project.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Seldom Heard webpage today, which contains lots more information about the project and related work, including the first in our series of communication blogs.
Check out the brand new Seldom Heard Webpage here: https://bit.ly/3fcsRzo
How using digital tools and solutions affects personalised care for people with learning disabilities
OxFSN joined forces with Learning Disability England and Brighton and Hove Speak Up to help NHS England understand how using digital solutions (eg online meetings and appointments with medical professionals) will affect the care people with learning disabilities get. The Personalised Care Group at NHS England wanted to know how digital tools and solutions for personalised care can be inclusive and meet the accessibility requirements of people with learning disabilities.
At OxFSN we know as family carers that our family members whether children or adults need support – usually ours as parents – to get medical help. Any changes in how that happened will affect our lives as family carers – for better or worse.
Three reports are available here:
What is this about?
In 2018, Oxfordshire County Council did a review of its policy on what people pay towards their social care. These payments (called “contributions”) help to pay for social care services to help you in your daily life. After the review, your weekly payment towards the cost of these services may or may not have changed.
We would like to hear from you about your experiences of this process and how any changes to your weekly payment have affected you and those who support you.
Who we are and what are we asking for
Healthwatch Oxfordshire is an independent charity and is not part of the Council. We are here to help make sure that the voices of people who use support services are heard. We will use the information you provide us to tell the County Council what you think and to influence how it reviews policies in the future.
To participate in the Healthwatch Oxfordshire: Paying for your social care survey, follow the link to https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SNKQS/