A QUESTION OF CARING IN THE BANBURY AREA

1.   Age Concern Age Concern5 White Lion Walk, Banbury, OX16 5UD Telephone: 01295 278040 (10am to 4pm Monday to Friday) Age Concern provides information and advice plus a full range of services for the over 50's, including computers with internet access and one to one tuition, coffee bar, footcare, befriending, Products and Insurance services. Drop in for a cup of coffee and find out what we can do for you or your family member, neighbour or friend. On Wednesday afternoons we have a representative of the Oxfordshire Association for the Blind between 2pm and 5pm to answer your queries. Disabled access and facilities and parking by arrangement. We also have opportunities for volunteering. Contact the office for more details.

2.   Ashdale Healthcare Shopmobility Unit, South Car Park, Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury. Telephone: 01295 252722 For all your mobility needs, Adjustable beds, Rise & Recline Armchairs, Bathlifts etc.

3.   Banbury Heights Nursing Home 11 Old Parr Road, Banbury, OX16 5HD  Telephone:  01295 262083 Banbury Heights Nursing Home has been a part of the Banbury community for many years and for the past 10 years has been run by the Taylor family. We are based within the nursing home and try to maintain a family feel to the nursing home so that it is as accesible and inviting as possible. At Banbury Heights we provide care for those requiring nursing care as well as those that suffer from dementia and Mental Health issues. We have a seperate Dementia wing that is staffed with highly skilled staff members to ensure that residents are cared for in the best possible manner.

4.   The Banbury Therapy Centre 69 Oxford Road, Banbury OX16 9AJ Telephone: 01295 231320 We provide a wide range of psychotherapy, counselling and complementary therapies. We encourage people to visit us, ask questions and get as much information as they need. They can then make an informed choice about the type of therapy that is best for them. We always have a receptionist on duty who will be happy to answer any queries you may have, or to set up a free consultation appointment with one of our therapists.

5.   Culworth House Queens Street Culworth, Banbury, OX17 2AT Telephone: 08453 455744 40 places registered with Northamptonshire Health Authority for the elderly, chronically sick, terminally ill and physically disabled. 3 places registered with Northamptonshire County Council for elderly residential care. Maximum occupancy 40. Day care - 21 very spacious single rooms - 2 companion rooms, 6 suites including bed and sitting room - All rooms with en-suite baths or showers - Three storey house fitted with shaft lift - Three elegant reception rooms and a conservatory - Hairdressing salon - 24-hour long and short stay - residential and nursing care - Specialist trained staff to care for frail older people - Part time Activities Co-ordinator - Relatives support group

6.   Caroline Deakin - Personal Carer Telephone: 01295 711986 or Mobile: 07850 880197 Registered Nurse for 18 years - Are you in need of some help to remain independent in your own home? Do you wish there was someone who could pop in on your parents and offer help and reassurance when needed? Well I offer a personal and flexible service to enable anyone and everyone to remain happy at home for as long as possible.

7.  Content Care Ltd The Old Dairy, Suite A, Greatworth Hall, Near Banbury OX17 2DH Telephone: 01295 768966 or 24 hour Emergency: 07736 520 635 We are able to provide a wide range of personally tailored care arrangements to meet the individual needs and aspirations of it's service users. The range of service users which we are able to assist includes: - Retired People - People with Dementia - Adults with Learning disabilities - Adults with sensory impairments - Adults with terminal illnesses - Adults recovering from illness or injury - Adults with Head injuries - Adults with Parkinsons and other related conditions. We are able to provide support to you or your family ranging from 30 minutes per week, up to 24 hours per day and live-in care arrangements.

8.   Fairholme House Fairholme House, Church Street, Bodicote OX15 4DW Telephone: 01295 266 852 Fairholme House is a substantial village house that has been sympathetically adapted to provide residential care of the elderly. Fairholme House provides en-suite rooms that have been decorated to high standards and incorporates many facilities to make life comfortable and secure. Whilst respecting individual privacy, care is always on hand at the touch of a button.

9.   Featherton House Chapel Square, Deddington, OX15 0SG Telephone: 01869 338259 Georgian home set in the heart of the Oxfordshire Countryside. Outstanding residential care home for retired persons. Long term, respite and day care. High level of dedicated, mature and experienced staff provide for every need..

10.  Glebefields Nursing Home Stratford Road, Drayton, Banbury, OX15 6EH Telephone: 01295 738133 Glebefields is the perfect place to start a new chapter in life. Combining spacious luxury accommodation in a picturesque setting, the latest modern facilities and the best possible nursing and dementia care, we offer a standard of life that’s second to none.

11.  Green Pastures Christian Nursing Home The Hawthorns Banbury OX16 9FA Telephone: 01295 279963 Green Pastures Christian Nursing Home has been established to provide care for the frail and elderly and others who are terminally ill. Our Home provides for up to thirty residents and offers them a high standard of full nursing care within a modern, purpose-built, homely, environment. We provide a high standard of full nursing care especially for those whose health is unstable and who therefore need regular monitoring by a health professional.

12.  Marsden Mobility Castle Quay, Shop Mobility Unit, Banbury OX16 5UH Telephone: 01295 252 722 At Marsden Mobility we have provided mobility aids to the community of Banbury for 6 years. In that time we have built up a reputation of excellence for our wheelchair and scooter mobility products. Our ride recliners, electric recliners and electric beds are of the highest standard and we hope you contact us regarding these products. Our range of product include: - Wheelchairs and Scooters - Electric beds and recliners - Ride recliners - Tri walkers and Rollators - Small aids and other mobility products As well as a range of small mobility and care aids

13.  Older people's recreation Telephone: 01295 221803 We provide opportunities for older people within the community to take part in leisure activities. This may include cultural, sporting and other organised social activities.

14.  Leonard Cheshire Disability - Agnes Court Agnes Court, Warwick Road, Banbury, OX16 2AB Telephone: 01295 673760 Agnes Court is a newly built, 23-bedroomed, state of the art residential home. We aim to provide a personalised and empowering service to everyone who lives here. Individuals are supported to maximise and maintain their independence although, as a registered Care Home with Nursing, we also offer the additional security of 24-hour nursing care where this is required. We encourage residents to play a full part in the life and running of the service and offer the support of a well-trained and committed staff team.

Radio Horton15.  Radio Horton If you happen to find yourself temporarily residing at the Horton Hospital, be sure to plug into Radio Horton. They will take requests and dedications and will help to make your stay that little bit better.

16.  The Samaritans 33 Albert Street, Banbury, OX16 5DG Telephone: 01295 270000 Our vision is for a society where fewer people die by suicide because we allow people to share feelings of emotional despair without fear of being judged. Talk to us In Confidence, Anytime - Day or Night.

17.  The Special and Different Company Ltd The Banbury Counselling Centre, 69, Oxford Road, OX16 9AJ Telephone:   01295 231320 Special and Different have developed a unique flexible approach to alcohol dependency treatment. Our fundamental aim is to help all those suffering from the illness of alcoholism, the alcoholic and their families. We know that when drinking, alcoholics are in the grip of a compulsion that changes their personality and takes away all the qualities that would otherwise allow them to lead successful lives. We do not judge, we treat each individual holistically, with dignity and respect and, as an organisation and as individuals we live by the principles embodied in the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

18.  The Sunshine Centre 186 Edmunds Road, Banbury, OX16 0PJ Telephone: 01295 276769 Every child deserves a Sure Start. The Sunshine Centre plays a central role in providing services locally for children and families. Our service aims to provide practical help and emotional support to families who needs a little extra help. We all want our children to be happy and receive the best possible start in life. At times we all experience difficulties in our lives. The family support team can offer you support, guidance and advice to help you overcome problems you may be experiencing. You will not be judged or told what to do in any situation.

19.   WRVS Cornhill Centre Castle Street Banbury OX16 5NT Telephone: 01295 264214 We help older people stay more active in their communities by providing a range of activities and services supported by a team of dedicated volunteers. You no longer have to be a member to use the centre and the caf is open to the general public.