.      2019 Oxford City and County Bowls Club

President's Charity

 

 

The Dementia Oxfordshire Service is part of Age UK Oxfordshire and we support Clients over 65years of age, with a diagnosis of dementia and registered with a GP in Oxfordshire.

We supports not only those with dementia but their families and carers, to access appropriate services. We aim for individuals to live as well as possible, for as long as possible, in their own homes and remain active in the community. We also organise, support and signpost to dementia friendly groups and activities in Oxfordshire such as carers support groups and memory cafés. After our initial home visits, we remain a point of contact for our Clients and carers offering six monthly reviews. 

                                                                                                                                               

As the dementia progresses additional support maybe required including benefits, financial advice and guidance for families and carers. We also provide information on planning and end of life care including the often difficult decision about respite or moving into a care home facility. We guide and support families through this delicate and often complex process.

 

Our Service also has a Dementia Support Line, 01865 410210, manned by us the Dementia Advisers and is available for anyone, including Clients, relatives, carers and professionals to phone any time Monday –Friday 9-5pm. We are able to take self or family referrals and provide advice with appropriate practical/emotional support. Sometimes we may just be a listening ear when needed, often in times of crisis. Callers seem to appreciate they are calling a local service with an extensive knowledge of local services across Oxfordshire.