What Home First Oxfordshire is
Home First Oxfordshire brings three important services together, all of which are carried out by our social and health care teams in partnership with carefully selected care and reablement providers. Our partners include Oxfordshire NHS, and numerous voluntary and community groups.
- Home care – for people with ongoing care and support needs, but who have their own home and can receive that care at home.
- Extra care housing – for people with ongoing care and support needs, but who live in their own flat in purpose-built accommodation with carers on-site.
- Reablement – for people who are well enough to live at home, and have the potential to gain independence with some short-term support. This will be delivered by Home First’s team of specialists.
By bringing these services together, we’re able to offer greater support to those who need it, while also building strong connections with communities and organisations that can help to sustain long-term wellbeing in your home.
Other services that can help you
There are other services available for support or advice.
You can arrange your care directly from an agency. The Care Quality Commission keeps a database of care agencies complete with its own inspection ratings. Search its directory of reports on care services.
Personal assistants carry out a wide range of tasks, for example, they can support you to help you dress yourself, cook, or support you in other ways.
Community support centres
Community support centres have special baths with hoists and offer hairdressing, podiatry and therapies. They also provide activities and stimulation – giving carers a break. For some services, you may need to be assessed for eligibility.
Podiatry is available from centres across the county, dependent on the seriousness of the condition.
Free for diabetes sufferers, people with ingrown toenails or foot problems caused by anomalies in walking. Contact your GP or the head office at St Barnabus Clinic: Telephone 01865 311312.
Age UK footcare
Trained volunteers carry out a nail cutting and foot care service from Age UK Oxfordshire. There is a charge for the service.
This service is for older people who cannot cut their nails due to frailty and difficulty bending, poor eyesight or problems with dexterity.