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Why Oxfordshire’s Care Homes are expensive

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The Oxford Mail today publishes a report on care homes across the country. The report, collated by Trusted Care, summarises findings by CQC, as well as providing a rating by the web-site itself. Oxfordshire is ranked 3rd worst for cost of care... Read more

National Careers Week 2016

National Careers Week 2016

OACP and Think Care Oxfordshire will be promoting and holding a series of events over 7-11 March during National Careers Week 2016. More details to follow, but if you would like to get involved over this week and engage with younger people to... Read more

Operation Magnify: preventing illegal working

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The Home Office has launched Operation Magnify, a UK-wide enforcement and compliance initiative to prevent illegal working for cleaning contractors, in the construction industry and in the care sector with a series of raids. Although most... Read more

Lottery funding provides temporary respite

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Congratulations to all at Headway Oxfordshire for securing Big Lottery funding with their fourth successful application over the past decade. It provides a much needed boost in a time of great uncertainty. The funding will support much needed... Read more

Govt. lifts bar on foreign Nurses

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Jeremy Hunt has listened to lobbying from the care sector and lifted a bar on foreign nurses. Nurses are to be added to the Government’s immigration shortage occupation list after warnings from NHS leaders that safety was at risk if they could... Read more

Community based care faces 313% fee increase

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CQC has published a consultation about the fees they propose to charge registered providers in 2016/17. Ignoring proposal 2 which relates to dental provision, the consultation presents two options for achieving full chargeable cost recovery,... Read more

#Dignity Oxon Care Awards 2015 Winners!

OACP has been delighted to support the Oxfordshire Dignity in Care Awards 2015 organised by AgeUk Oxfordshire and Healthwatch Oxfordshire. We have sponsored the first Award for Leadership in Dignity where someone has shown a strong personal... Read more