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 contact us.

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.

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:

Motability scheme

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

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

Frozen meals service

Wiltshire Farm Foods company website.

Buying equipment privately

Find providers of equipment and adaptations near

Find home care agencies near me.