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Budget 2018: a penny for the guy

As we digest the Budget 2018, we have a few early thoughts on what it means for social care. Firstly the promise of the end of Austerity (a period now requiring capitalisation as these years will be recorded in history as a period all of their own),... Read more


State of Care 2018

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual State of Care Report today. This important insight into the health and care sector across England is, as ever, a mix of realism, optimism and pessimism. Importantly, CQC recognises the... Read more


Talking Care – talking long term conditions

Talking Care is the premier magazine about adult social care, published especially for Oxfordshire. Our latest edition focuses on long term conditions (LTC). By LTC, we mean disabilities and illnesses, such as, Parkinson’s, multiple... Read more


Resolving Long Term Funding for Social Care

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The Communities and Local Government Select Committee have published a landmark report shining a light, as best they can into the future. Whilst ignoring some of the short term issues, but acknowledging their existence, the report sets out some... Read more


Celebrating Oxfordshire’s Adult Social Care

On Friday 23 March, care providers took time out to celebrate Oxfordshire's Adult Social Care. Nearly 100 people gathered at the Kassam Stadium to share good practice and applaud outstanding individuals and services. Oxfordshire has 13... Read more


Oxfordshire Adult Social Care Awards 2018

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We are pleased to announce the Oxfordshire Social Care Awards; a sector-wide opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work delivered by care providers that make a difference everyday and to recognise particular individuals who make it... Read more


Make a difference everyday: Anita’s story

Anita Crook, 46, works for OHFT at the NHS Fiennes Centre in Banbury. She works alongside her colleagues supporting patients in the community in Banbury and surrounding villages with the aim of preventing illnesses from becoming more serious, so... Read more


A fight for justice

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I can't remember the last time I read a book from start to finish. Perhaps a holiday book; more likely when I was much younger and had the time to wallow in the wordsmith's creation. Book readers may recognise that detachment from the here and now,... Read more


CQC: State of Care 2014-2017

Today the Care Quality commission (CQC) releases its major report on the state of adult social care in England for the latest wave of inspections. The Report provides an excellent and informative overview of the relevant health of different parts of... Read more


Future proofing social care funding

Now the dust has begun to settle on the snap election result, we can weigh up the true importance of social care in current government policy. The profile of social care was much higher in this last election that it has been in recent memory.... Read more