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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

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2016

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

Cover photo of Justice for Laughing Boy

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


General Election 2017 pledges

UK General Election 2017 party logos

We are looking closely at all of the General Election Manifestos for each major political party as they are published to pull out key commitments for social care, in terms of structural changes and associated issues, like housing and wage rates. We... Read more


Dementia Friends – Awareness and Training

Do you know someone who has Dementia? Would you like to know more about it but don't know where to start? Is it really all the doom and gloom the media keeps telling us or is there hope in the diagnosis of Dementia?   I would like to... Read more


Valentine’s Day on a budget

Following agreement on Oxfordshire County Council's budget on Valentine's Day, we look at the implications for Adult Social Care.  Last December, the Government announced changes to how much it will permit Councils, which deliver Adult Social Care,... Read more


Home Care – rising prices reflect rising costs

BBC South's Inside Out will tonight explore the rising cost of home care and in particular look at why Oxfordshire County Council pays providers the highest rate in the country to deliver much needed services in people's homes. To people working... Read more