Local Work on respite re-design- younger families needed!

Just a reminder that Maryse Pomlett from Oxfordshire County Council wants to hear from families about respite care co-design. They are very keen to hear from people who can attend ideally all 3 co-design workshops in October to develop models of providing respite.

See below for dates.

We understand that more younger families are needed to take part in this work from those who have attended so far.

The purpose of this project is to understand the current need across planned and unplanned respite ( emergency respite), co-design, procure and implement co-designed respite services, ensuring good information and advice is available.

The key milestone is to co-design a model for respite, to be signed off in January 2016.
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To help us do this Oxfordshire County Council are looking for people with experience of respite whose circumstances fall into these groups:

  1. Are you are a carer whose ‘cared for’ person receives respite from one of these services - learning disability respite units, older people’s care homes, shared lives, your own arrangements through direct payments, Headway Oxfordshire carers respite service?

  2. Are you are a carer, who receives a personal budget from Oxfordshire County Council who needs respite but struggles to find respite because the service cannot manage ‘your’ needs or the needs of the person you ‘care for’ ?

  3. Are you a carer who looks for and pays for your own respite but struggles to find it?

The October workshop dates are:

• Monday 5 October, Monday 19 October and Thursday 29 October 2015
at County Hall, Oxford.

Please contact Maryse if you can help on this vital issue for family carers:

 Ringing on 01865 323621 / 01865 328530
 Emailing to commissioning.admin@oxfordshire.gov.uk

What is meant by co-design a model for respite?

The following article made me think about this thread and the meaning of the words used: Care with words | Nesta