External resources

Carers can be dealing with many, varied issues and it can be difficult to find sources of information and advice.

Given the variety of illnesses, disabilities, conditions and issues that may arise, it is not possible to compile a comprehensive list of helpful resources but we hope that the links below will give you a place to start. 

If you would like to suggest additional helpful resources, please email personnel.services@admin.ox.ac.uk

My Family Care

As an employee you can register for free with My Family Care (see the right hand menu on this page for further information) and access a range of information sources:

  • Speak to an expert phone line: My Family Care offers UK-wide expertise about all sorts of adult care issues.
  • Webinars - the webinar archive includes: Co-operation in caring; Caring from a Distance; Resilience for Carers; Caring & Your Career: Keeping Work and Home on Track
  • Downloadable insider guides on a range of issues including: Making Decisions about Care; Convalescence, Rehabilitation and Respite Care; Power of Attorney; Paying for Care; Assistive Devices

Carers UK

Carers UK is a national organisation which supports carers, by providing advice and guidance. 

Local organisations

Other resources

Caring for someone with cancer

Employee recommended sites

The following resources have been recommended by employees.  If you would like to recommend any useful websites or organisations please email personnel.services@admin.ox.ac.uk


OASIS, Oxfordshire Autistic Society Information and Support - http://oasisonline.org.uk/

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire - http://www.afso.org.uk/contact-us/

Disability living allowance

Cerebra guide to filling in DLA forms for parents: http://www.cerebra.org.uk/help-and-information/guides-for-parents/dla-guide/