Buying your own care services | Oxfordshire County Council

Buying your own care services

How to get in touch with equipment and care providers if you wish to buy privately.

Assessing your care needs

If you pay for your care and support, you can still ask for an assessment of your care needs to help ensure that you purchase the care that is appropriate for you and do not pay more than you need to.

Equipment clinics

You can ask to be referred to an equipment clinic run by Oxfordshire County Council occupational therapists where you can be assessed. These clinics are run regularly across Oxfordshire.

An occupational therapist will advise you about options to meet your difficulties and, if you are eligible, may be able to provide you with suitable equipment.

If you would like to attend a clinic, contact us.

You will also be able to get advice, information about other organisations that may be able to help.

How can I get in touch with care providers directly?

We can provide you with contact numbers of contracted agencies who can provide personal and domestic help.

To request information on agencies you can complete this online general enquiry form or telephone Social and Health Care on 0345 050 7666.

Buying equipment privately

Find providers of equipment and adaptations near me.

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Information about residential care

Information about residential care and nursing homes.

Directory of reports on care services

Find independent reports and quality ratings on all your local care homes, home care and other registered services, plus address and contact details, to help you make the right choice.

Approved personal assistants

Approved personal assistants help people who require social care and support. Hiring a personal assistant.

Care options

Guide2care is a comprehensive information service for those providing care and those seeking information about the different care options available. Here you will find information on types of care available including sheltered housing, extra care housing, home care agencies, care homes and care homes with nursing.

Personal care and domestic help

Age UK has national and local information lines:

  • Contact the Age UK national information line on 0800 00 99 66 and ask for information and advice.
  • Contact Age UK Oxfordshire City and County: contact 01235 849400 and ask for information and advice. They also offer help and advice on benefits.

Motability scheme

The Motability Scheme was established to provide disabled people with safe, reliable and affordable cars, wheelchairs and scooters. 

About 95% of applicants have chosen to lease a car through Motability's contract hire agreement which gives them:

  • more than 4,000 new cars to choose from
  • insurance, servicing and maintenance
  • breakdown assistance
  • annual tax disc
  • tyre and windscreen replacement
  • 60,000 mileage allowance over three years
  • adaptations at no extra cost.

To benefit from the scheme, you don't need to drive. You can nominate up to two other drivers.

The Motability Scheme also provides a small number of used cars through hire purchase. 

More information

For more information on the Motability Scheme, visit the Motability website or:

Tel: 0845 456 4566 (8.30am till 5.30pm Monday to Friday)
Textphone: 0845 675 0009
Email: General enquiry form

Frozen meals service

Wiltshire Farm Foods can be contacted directly on 01993 868810 or go to the company website.

Last reviewed
23 November 2016
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