Young Carers Services
The Oxfordshire Young Carers service is currently provided by an in-house Oxfordshire County Council team and a commissioned service provided by Spurgeons. Following a review, the two services will be combined into a single in-house service from 1 April 2017.
The advantages of this include reduced duplication of work, having one ICT system and the opportunity to be more integrated with the new Integrated Children's Service.
We will give you further information in the New Year. Until 1 April 2017 the services will operate as they do now providing services to children with a caring role, their families and the professionals that support them.
What we do
Oxfordshire Young Carers currently supports over 1500 young carers across Oxfordshire up to age 18. In particular, we:
Make a Referral
Referrals are received from a wide range of individuals and professionals. They are followed up with a home visit to assess the level of care being provided. Support is targeted so that the young carers with higher caring responsibilities receive the highest level of support.Self Referral form Professional Referral form
Due to high demand our current response time to arrange a home assessment is approximately 8 weeks.