Local Sources of Advice

Need Advice? There are lots of organisations across Oxfordshire that can provide you with useful information on a variety of issues and topics.

Whether you need advice on social care, health, housing, legal, debt or money issues there are people who can help. Use this page (or search the directory) to find local organisations that can provide you with independent, confidential and impartial advice....

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Accessing Social Care Services

If you need care and support services the local council will need to carry out an assessment of your needs. Depending on your financial circumstances you may pay or contribute towards the cost of your care. Request an assessment here

Do you look after someone?

Carers Oxfordshire offers information, advice and support to adult carers of adults in Oxfordshire. Read more here...

Blue Badges

If you are disabled and need a blue badge (whether as a driver or passenger) read how the scheme works and apply online. Read more here...

Finding a Home

If you are looking for a home then you need to apply to join your local District Council housing register. Once you've done this you will be considered for social housing. Even if you're not on the housing register, there is advice and help available. Read more here...

The Community Information Network

The Community Information Network provides information and advice for people aged 50 or over or their carers. Read more here...

Advice Oxford

Advice Oxford is a group of Oxfordshire-based agencies offering free, independent and confidential information and advice across a wide range of subjects. Read more here...

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is a nationwide charity with local offices in Oxfordshire who provide impartial advice to individuals on their rights and responsibilities. Read more here...

How to Register a Death

In hospital a doctor will need to issue a medical certificate giving the cause of death. If the death is at home, their GP should be called as soon as possible, if the death was expected they should be able to issue a certificate giving the cause of death. If a doctor is unsure about the cause of death, the death must be reported to a coroner and the body will be taken to a hospital mortuary, where a postmortem may need to take place.  Read more here...

Benefits

Not sure what benefits are available? Look on the government benefits webpage and see if any are available to you. Read more here...

Oxfordshire Employment Service

Oxfordshire Employment Service is there to support people with long term health issues or disability find or remain in employment. Read more here...

Health Watch Oxfordshire

Health Watch Oxfordshire is an independent organisation that listens to views and experiences of health & social care in Oxfordshire. Read more here...