If you or someone you support who has had a financial assessment and has been assessed as needing to contribute towards the cost of their care then we would like to hear from you. We would like to challenge OCC’s Care Contribution Policy and ask them to be more transparent about how the process works.
We know from the families who get in contact that many feel that financial assessments are unfair and that it is difficult to evidence disability related expenses (DRE) above the allocated 35%.
To help support our challenge, we would like to submit some anonymised case studies to show the wide range of issues that families are dealing with. Personalised stories are much more meaningful and it is important that the Local Authority and Councillors understand the impact and stress that many carers are under as they navigate their way through what is a very unclear process.
We have created a template for you to complete in order to capture the key information about care contributions for person you support.
Closing date for completing this form is FRIDAY 14th JULY.
Oxfordshire Family Support Network (OxFSN) will then send a letter along with the case studies asking for OCC to address our concerns.
All case studies will be anonymised so there will be no connection to the person completing the form. We will not change any of the information you provide so feel free to avoid using pronouns if that helps.
To complete the form please click on the link below:
Oxfordshire Family Support Network (OxFSN)