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Make a difference every day

In Oxfordshire, there are about 14,200 people employed in adult social care, including about 8,500 people in direct care. A further 1,780 people are employed by two NHS employers – Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Health... 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


Oxfordshire Care Awards

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2016

Following a fabulous conference on workforce capability, Oxfordshire Care Providers took time out on Monday 14 November to celebrate Oxfordshire's first social care awards recognising quality care, support and leadership in the local social care... Read more


Inspiration for All

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2016

Inspiration for All is OACP's November conference and  incorporates the 2016 Oxfordshire Care Awards. The event at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford will bring together all those with an interest in social care across Oxfordshire and beyond to discover... Read more