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Carers Centres and Support Groups

Oxfordshire Support Groups

A number of support groups exist, in and around Oxfordshire, that enable carers and family members of people with dementia to meet other people who know what it's like for them. Groups may also have programmes which include speakers and/or social events.

Table of Carers Support Groups

In the list below you will find details of carers support groups in Oxfordshire for those specifically caring for someone with dementia. Further details of programmes and activities are available from the contacts shown. (A list of Support Groups in PDF format (59KB) is available for printing.)

Where When Contact
Abingdon
Abingdon Community Hospital, Marcham Rd
2nd & 4th Thursdays each month 1.30 to 4.00pm Sue 07813 627091
Sarah 01235 205404
Banbury
Carers Centre, 27 Horsefair
1st & 3rd Fridays each month 10.30 to noon

Frances 01295 811144

Bicester
Julier Centre, Coker Close
2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month 10.30 to noon Judy 01295 264545
Maggie 0771 611041
David 01865 455816
Chipping Norton **
The Fox Hotel, Market Place, Chipping Norton
2nd and 4th Mondays of month 10.30 to noon

Frances 01295 811144

Cowley *
Manzil Resource Centre, Cowley Road
Most Friday mornings 10.30 to noon David 01865 455816
Stella 07796 441203
Didcot *
Ridgeway Day Hospital, 99 Wantage Road
1st Thursday of month noon to 1.30pm Brenda 01865 455816
Stella 07796 441203
Henley *
Christ Church Centre, Reading Road
3rd Wednesday of month 2.00 to 4.00pm Margreet 01491 576503
Tom 01491 637453
Thame *
Wykeham Park D.H., East Street
1st Wednesday of month 1.00 to 3.00pm Maggie 07716 11041
Brenda 01865 455816
Wantage
The Health Centre, Mably Way
Fortnightly on Fridays from 07.11.08
1.30 to 3.30pm
2009: First meeting 16th January and fortnightly thereafter
Sue 07833 952514
Alison 01235 810575
Wheatley*
United Reformed Church Hall, Crown Square, Wheatley, Oxford

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
1.30 pm to 3 pm.

Liz or Stella 01865 876508

Witney *
Methodist Church, High Street

1st and 3rd Mondays each month
2.00 - 3.30pm

Linda 01993 202100
David 01865 455816
Maggie 07716 11041

Woodcote
Community Centre, Woodcote
2nd Wednesday of month 2.00 to 4.00pm Mary or Rory 01491 637469

* Note 1: It may be possible at these locations to arrange for the person with dementia to be cared for whilst carers attend the group.

** Note 2: This group is for people with any form of dementia AND those who care for someone with dementia.

Note 3: Friends and family of younger people with dementia are welcome at any of the support groups above, but can also access The Clive Project Exchange. Exchange meetings offer an informal and friendly opportunity to share experiences and expertise with others. Venues vary; for the current programme please contact:

Sue Hosty
Tel.: 01865 821699
Mobile: 07813 654077
Email: suehosty@thecliveproject.org.uk, or

Diana Letchford
Tel.: 01993 891955
Email: dianaletchford@thecliveproject.org.uk, or

Anna Eden
One to One Co-ordinator
The Clive Project
Tel.: 01865 794311

In addition to the groups listed above, the Carers Centres (see next section) also run carers support groups, and social events, across the county. These are for all carers, not just for people who are caring for someone with dementia.

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Oxfordshire Carers Centres

A variety of support is available to carers through the Oxfordshire Carers Centres (Princess Royal Trust for Carers), this includes:

  • Support Workers
  • Young Carers Projects
  • Support Groups
  • Help with Form Filling
  • Newsletters
  • Training Courses
  • Respite Funds

The Carers Centre Support Workers advise people who are caring for people with all different sorts of disabilities. As well as offering general support they can help you with form filling, and to access specific funds that are there to help you with caring or to help you take a break.

More information about Carers Centre services can be found on the Carers in Oxfordshire website: www.oxoncarers.org.uk

Contact Oxfordshire Carers Centres:

North and West Oxfordshire Carers Centre
27 Horsefair
BANBURY
OX16 0AE

Tel.: 01295 264545
Fax: 01295 270660

Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10-4
Closed Tuesdays
Telephone help Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9am to 5pm

Email: carers@ccnwoxon.org.uk
Web.: www.oxoncarers.org.uk (North & West Oxfordshire)

Oxford Carers Centre
174a Cowley Road
OXFORD
OX4 1UE

Tel.: 01865 205192
Fax: 01865 242569

South and Vale Carers Centre
3-5 Lydalls Road
DIDCOT
OX11 7HX

Tel.: 01235 510212
Fax: 01235 512198

Email: carers@svcarers.org.uk
Web.: www.svcarers.org.uk (South & Vale)

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