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Flexicare

Flexicare (Oxford and Abingdon) is a charity that believes families with children who have additional needs should have access to flexible and reliable babysitting just as other families do.  We provide a specialist babysitting service for children with severe disabilities and their siblings; looking after…

Flexicare (Oxford and Abingdon) is a charity that believes families with children who have additional needs should have access to flexible and reliable babysitting just as other families do.  We provide a specialist babysitting service for children with severe disabilities and their siblings; looking after children whose additional needs make it difficult for their family to find sitters with the necessary skills. We aim to provide a service that is flexible to the requirements of the family - you tell us when you need us, rather than us telling you when we’ll be there. 

We serve a geographical area within 8-10 miles of Oxford City Centre, plus Wantage and Grove. Children can be referred up to the age of 12, we then provide a service until they reach 18, providing they continue to fit all our other criteria.  We do a phone assessment with referrers and then visit those we believe meet our criteria to confirm our initial assessment.

Flexicare sits up to 3 times a month, at a time convenient to the family, in their own home, for any reason other than work. Once registered with Flexicare, just give us a call and we arrange a sitter (subject to availability).

Who to contact

Contact Name
Katherine Boyce
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01865 321881 and leave a message
07342 041 388
E-mail
admin@flexicare.org
Website
Flexicare

Where to go

Name
Flexicare (Oxford & Abingdon)
Address
61
St Gabriel's
Wantage
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX12 8FL
Notes

** THIS IS A POSTAL ADDRESS ONLY, NOT A VENUE FOR ACTIVITIES **

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£0.50 Per hour
Details

We ask for a contribution towards travel costs of 50 pence per hour or part of an hour.

Availability

Age Ranges
Registration from 0 years 0 months to 12 years 0 months
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

We accept referals from parents/carers and professionals.  We do basic criteria checks over the phone, followed by a visit to confirm eligibility.  Once registration forms are received back, we will get families on our books as soon as we have capacity.

Additional Information

Providing services to
Disabled children/young people

Notes

Our service is for those with severe disabilities.  We look after children and young people up to the age of 18, but do not accept registrations after the age of 12.

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 01/11/2019

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

This information has been collected from third party providers and Oxfordshire County Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information nor does inclusion represent a recommendation or an endorsement. Parents, carers, young people and professionals are recommended to check that organisations and services are appropriate and safe before they attend.
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