New help line for carers and easy to read information about Covid-19
Easy Read guidance on Covid-19: From the beginning of the pandemic, Oxford Health NHS Trust’s Learning Disability Service has been creating accessible easy read guidance on Covid-19 – collating material from a number of reliable sources. Everything is now published in one place:
This is written in clear English with good diagrams, including information on all sorts of health issues.
New befriending phone line for family, friends and carers
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust launched a new befriending phone line for carers on Wednesday 3 June.
Carers can call 01865 901012 at any time and leave their details. A befriender will call back between 11am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday.
The line is not for emergencies. It is purely to support a family member, friend or carer. The person who responds to the call will not have access to any clinical information or be able to answer questions about a patient’s care. The service is being supported by staff and volunteers from Oxford Health.