20 results for tag: Oxfordshire

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.

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

Name: Ann Cummings - Oxfordshire DP & Employment Advisor Administrator

Phone: 01865 410307

Email: [email protected]

Address: 213 Barns Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 3UT

Oxfordshire Children’s Respite Nursing Team

The Oxfordshire Children's Respite Nursing Team is a team of nurses working with the Children’s Community Nurses.

They offer respite care in the home for children with complex healthcare needs. Children must live in Oxfordshire to be eligible to receive care.

The service is available from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. However, they try to be as flexible as possible and can consider occasional weekday evenings. They may be able to increase respite if acute illness or crisis occurs. Sessions are normally three hours in duration, weekly or fortnighly.

Phone: 01865 902700 (office), 07768654901 (Respite Co-ordinator mobile)

Email: [email protected]

Address: Raglan House, 23 Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 3LX

Down’s Syndrome Oxford

Down’s Syndrome Oxford is a charity organised and funded by volunteer parents and supporters to provide information, support and activities for children and adults with Down’s Syndrome and their families living in Oxfordshire.

The members include parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, teaching assistants, therapists, medical professionals – anyone with a passion for supporting people with Down’s Syndrome.

All the funds DSO receives are generated by fundraising efforts by members and the generosity of their supporters. There is no membership fee and most activities are free, although they may ask for a small contribution at some events.

Website: www.dsoxford.org.uk

Directory of Local Transport Community Groups and Services

This directory brings together information about community transport groups and services in Oxfordshire:


It was produced in April 2016. For up-to-date information, or to search by postcode, use the online directory: www.ctonline.org.uk

You can also call the Oxfordshire Travel Advice Line (Oxtail) on 0845 310 1111 (select option 5) or email oxtail@oxfordshire.gov.uk. It offers free impartial advice on a range of transport options for people with a high level of support needs.

Oxfordshire Disability Sports and Physical Activity Directory

This is a great directory of sports and physical activities for people with disabilities in Oxfordshire:


It is published by Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity.

If you know of any other clubs or activities that you think should be listed in their directory, please let Lucy at Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity know by emailing [email protected] or phoning her on 01865 252661.

Enrych Oxfordshire

PA service for people over 18 who have a physical or learning disability, autism or mental health condition.
  • Competitive rates
  • The minimum amount of service we provide Is usually 2 hours per week
  • We can help with some housework, gardening, shopping, escorting to appointments or day centres etc, social trips such as visits to garden centres, pubs, cafes, theatre etc
  • Our PA’s are all DBS checked, referenced and trained, they are also matched uniquely to the client and the client chooses who they would like to work with

Website: http://oxfordshire.enrych.org.uk/region/oxfordshire/

Contact Name: Katie Spyve

Phone: 07786 772916 / 07720 089477

Email: [email protected]

Shadowlight Artists

The Shadowlight Artists are a unique collective of Oxfordshire based artists with learning disabilities. The group have had tremendous success with the showcasing of their work in mainstream galleries and at national & international festivals.

Website: www.filmoxford.org/shadowlight-artists

Facebook: www.facebook.com/shadowlightartists

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/Shadowlightartists

Phone: 01865 792731

Email: [email protected]

You and Me Supported Living

You and Me aim to offer support and personal care to people with learning disabilities. We have motivated, experienced, fun staff who are able to offer support and care in the home and group activities during the day and evenings. Home support can include responsive night workers, living at the service users home to give respite to existing carers.

Website: www.youandmesupportedliving.co.uk

Contact Name: Carol Henderson

Telephone: 07967599807 - 01608 641153

Email: [email protected]

Address: The Granary, Home Farm, Over Norton. OX7 5PU

SMILE – Sensory Musical Interactive Learning Experience

SMILE sessions provide a space for interaction and communication in a fun way, using smell, touch, taste, sound and sight. It is primarily for adults with complex needs, learning difficulty and autism using a total communication approach but the model can easily be adapted and is also used with children.

SMILE has been running since 2002, originating at Redlands, North Cherwell Day Service. It was set up by Celia Chasey whilst employed by OCC. She now runs SMILE independently providing a package which includes training staff to run sessions in their own venue, in day centres and residential homes.

She also runs sessions for children as part of a holiday scheme or she can tailor sessions to suit individual needs.

SMILE sessions can be visited at Redlands Daytime Support, Banbury - please contact Jayne England, Day Service Worker on 01295 263594.


Website: www.oxtc.co.uk/SMILE.shtml

Contact Name: Celia Chasey

Phone Number: 07904722620

Email: [email protected]

Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers

OACP is a membership organisation for all adult social care providers in Oxfordshire. We offer training and support, lobbying for better funding, and act as a voice for the sector in the County.

Website: www.oacp.org.uk

Contact Name: Eddy McDowall

Phone Number: 01491822604

Email: [email protected]

Address: Stables 4, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford OX10 8BA

Song Unite

Song Unite offers an inclusive, quality and creative art, song writing, recording studio and television production experience. Groups of students are inspired to collaborate to create and write an original song, record and produce it, and more. Workshops and Projects are targeted at all age groups - children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and special educational needs.

Song Unite link and work together in partnership with Schools, Organisations and Groups within the community in Oxfordshire and throughout the UK. Projects are adaptable to group requirements and needs and range from 2-hour introductory "taster" sessions to one week creative projects.

Website: www.songunite.co.uk

Telephone: 07977 145677

E-mail: [email protected]

Mates ‘n’ Dates

Mates 'n' Dates is a dating and friendship agency for adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire, run by Guideposts Trust.


Website: http://guideposts.org.uk/mates-n-dates/

Phone Number: 01993 893583

Email: [email protected]

Address: Guideposts Trust Ltd, Willow Tree House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, OX28 4BH

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire provides:

  • Support and Information for parents
  • Activities and workshops for children & young people on the autism spectrum, including youth groups in Oxford and Abingdon
  • Information, training, and consultation with professionals, including joint working and development

Website: www.afso.org.uk

Phone: 01844 338696

Email: See their Contact Us page

Address: Thomley Hall Centre, Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, HP18 9JZ

Hft South Oxfordshire

Hft South Oxfordshire and Berkshire supports people with learning disabilities across South Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire. They offer a range of services, including supported living and domiciliary care, registered care services, leisure activities at their Milton Heights site, supported employment and training, short breaks and respite, and specialist care.


Website: www.hft.org.uk/Our-locations/South-East-England/Hft-South-Oxfordshire

Phone: 01235 831686

Email: [email protected]

Address: Potash Lane, Milton Heights, Abingdon, OX14 4DR

Hft North Oxfordshire

Hft North Oxfordshire provides a range of person-centred support services for people with learning disabilities, including supported living and domiciliary care, residential care, leisure activities, and work, volunteering and learning opportunities.


Website: www.hft.org.uk/Our-locations/South-East-England/Hft-North-Oxfordshire

Phone: 01295 267906

Email: [email protected]

Address: 47c Broad Street, Banbury, OX16 5BT

Style Acre

Style Acre supports adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire through supported living, providing day opportunities, work experience and volunteer opportunities.


Website: www.styleacre.org.uk

Phone: 01491 838760

Address: Evenlode House, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8BA

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine is a charity which organises supported day activities and residential holidays for both young people and adults with learning disabilities. For children (aged 11-18) living in Oxfordshire they run an extensive programme in the school holidays. For adults (18+) they run residential holidays, work experience and training, and a weekly social club.

They have set up a social enterprise cafe in Oxford to provide training and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

Yellow Submarine

Website: http://www.yellowsubmarine.org.uk

Phone: 01865 236119

Address: 12 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HH

Oxfordshire Family Support Network

The Oxfordshire Family Support Network is run by and for family carers of people with learning disabilities (both children and adults). It was set up in 2007 by family carers who wanted to use their experience to help others in the same situation, based on their belief that family carers are experts by experience.

They provide independent information, advice and support to family carers of people of all ages with learning disabilities.

They also provide information, advice and training to professionals involved with people with learning disabilities.


Website: http://www.oxfsn.org.uk/

Phone: 07596 784 947

Email: [email protected]

Address: The Charter, Abingdon, OX14

My Life My Choice

My Life My Choice is a self-advocacy charity run by and for people with learning disabilities. They offer a huge range of services, such as local groups, a travel buddy scheme, training for professionals by people with learning disabilities, a nightclub, a radio station, and an easy-read service - find out more on their webpage!

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Website: http://mylifemychoice.org.uk/

Phone: 01865 204214

Address: The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford, Oxford OX1 1HU

Easy Read Service

My Life My Choice offers a professional Easy Read service. Easy Read is a way of writing that uses plain English and pictures to make information easier to understand.

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Website: http://mylifemychoice.org.uk/easy-read/

Email: [email protected]

Address: The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU