Dementia Web - Dementia Information Resource for Oxfordshire

DementiaWeb - Dementia Information Resource for Oxfordshire

Care Homes

Care Homes in Oxfordshire

There are over 100 Care Homes in Oxfordshire. Some, but not all, provide Nursing Care. Some are registered to look after residents who have dementia, some are not. A small number of homes specialise in dementia care.

If you are just starting to think about care homes, you may find our Future Care Options page useful.

Finding Out about Care Homes

There are a number of ways to find out about Care Homes in Oxfordshire:

  • Speak to the Community Psychiatric Nurse, or an Alzheimer's Society or Clive Project support worker: they are likely to know which care homes in your locality specialise in dementia care.
  • Care in Oxfordshire is a Guide to Care Homes, Nursing Homes, and Providers of Home Care in Oxfordshire, published yearly. The book, which is well worth getting hold of, is available free by ringing 01865 777701. Some of the information is also available on the Care in Oxfordshire website.
  • Full inspection reports of care services, can be found on the CQC (Care Quality Commission) website, or obtained by contactiung the commission at
    St Nicholas Building
    St Nicholas Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 1NB
    Telephone: 03000 616161
    Email: [email protected]
  • If you are looking for a care home or a respite home, you can visit Oxfordshire County Council's Care Home Vacancy Information website. This website allows you to search all care homes in Oxfordshire for older people and adults with a physical disability, and gives more detail about the home and the type of care provided. It also gives information about whether the home has any vacancies and provides contact details. You can create and print a personalised information pack which includes information specific to your requirements.

Alzheimer's Society factsheets:

Relatives and Residents Association

The Relatives & Residents Association is a national organisation working to promote the well-being of older residents of care homes through:

  • Support & Information via the phone helpline 020 7359 8136
  • Carrying out project work that focuses on specific issues
  • Influencing policy and practice
  • Free monthly magazine
  • Working with local relatives & residents groups in care homes

More information is available on The Relatives & Residents Association website.

Independent Financial Advice About Funding Care

The NHFA (formerly the Nursing Home Fees Agency) provides older people, carers, and the general public with advice and information on obtaining and paying for care. Combines financial advice with complexities of local authority charging procedures, health authority responsibilities, DWP benefit entitlement, and relevant legal matters.

More information is available on the NHFA website.

Contact details:

St Leonards House
Mill Street
OX29 4JX

NHFA Offices open:
9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Tel: 01865 733000 (Helpline 0800 99 88 33)
Fax: 01865 733001

You may also find Age Concern's Care Information section useful, and our Who Pays For Care? and Financial Advice sections.

Last updated: 10 Mar 2010

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