Connect Up Oxfordshire – Direct Payment Networking Group

  • Are you a Direct Payment user receiving a Personal Budget from either Social Services or your local NHS?
  • Do you support someone else to manage and use a Direct Payment?
  • Are you a parent or someone with parental responsibility for managing a direct payment on behalf of a child?

If you have answered yes to any of the questions above you may be interested in attending Connect-Up Oxfordshire, a local networking group for people using Direct Payments.

What Connect-Up Offers:

  • The opportunity for people to meet other Direct Payment users and improve knowledge, understanding and confidence with using Direct Payments to buy care and support services in Oxfordshire
  • Information and advice in all aspects of using a Direct Payment and Employing Personal Assistants
  • Training to become a Direct Payment Mentor and share experience and knowledge to help others become more confident using Direct Payments
  • Close working with both Oxfordshire Country Council and Oxford Health to ensure Connect-Up members can become a voice for Direct Payment users in Oxfordshire and help guide local Direct Payment policy and practice.

If you’re interested in attending Connect-Up please contact:

Name: Ann Cummings – Oxfordshire DP & Employment Advisor Administrator
Phone: 01865 410307
Email: AnnCummings@connectionsupport.org.uk
Address: 213 Barns Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 3UT


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