|If you support someone who has had a financial assessment and has been assessed as needing to contribute towards the cost of their care then we would like to hear from you. We would like to challenge OCC’s Care Contribution Policy and ask them to be more transparent about how the process works. |
We know from the families who get in contact that many feel that financial assessments are unfair and that it is difficult to evidence disability related expenses above the allocated 35%.
To help support our challenge, we would like to submit some anonymised case studies to show the wide range of issues that families are dealing with. Personalised stories are much more meaningful and it is important that the Local Authority and Councillors understand the impact and stress that many carers are under as they navigate their way through what is a very unclear process.
We have created a template for you to complete in order to capture the key information about care contributions for person you support.
Closing date for completing this form is FRIDAY 14th JULY.
OxFSN will then send a letter along with the case studies asking for OCC to address our concerns.
|To complete the form please click on the above image or the link below. |
All case studies will be anonymised so there will be no connection to the person completing the form. We will not change any of the information you provide so feel free to avoid using pronouns if that helps.
|The Moving Into Adulthood Handbook|
This handbook is primarily for family carers of a young person with a learning disability and/or autism and professionals who are going through or supporting someone from the ages of 14 – 25 (with an EHCP) through the Moving into Adulthood stage.…and even if the person you support is younger …or older, you may still find some of the chapters helpful.
Each chapter focuses on a different area and gives an overview of what you need to know as you and your family member navigate your way through the Moving Into Adulthood stage including further resources that you may find helpful.
The Handbook is designed to be a dip in and out resource – we wouldn’t recommend reading it all at once but we hope you will find it informative and useful.And please do get in touch if you have any suggestions, or a link doesn’t work, or we’ve missed something you think should be included. It has been checked but things change and we know, even we can get things wrong.
|You can find out more information about the contents of the chapters and how to download them at this dedicated webpage by clicking on the image below:|
|Moving into Adulthood Handbook|
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
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/