OACP launches new partnership

OACP has launched a new sister entity to work in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council and the NHS. Oxfordshire Social Care Partnership CIC (OSCP) will work closely on the key issues across the sector with partners in local government and local NHS. The creation of OSCP means that grant funding can be more easily used for the benefit of the whole adult social care sector in Oxfordshire. OACP will continue to be the adult social care membership organisation for all conditions and all settings, providing cost-effective quality training as well as developing commercial partnerships with trusted suppliers for the benefit of members. OACP will continue to support providers to get the best deal and to advocate on their behalf in contract discussions, or any other issue that relates to their business viability and continuity.

The new company, OSCP, will eventually morph into a charity to reflect its true purpose of public benefit, but in the meantime there is plenty of work to be getting on with. OACP/ OSCP is currently recruiting to a number of posts to build on the current team. Central to this is the trusted assessor pilot, which will enable domiciliary care providers to tackle delayed discharge and to see where inefficiencies in the discharge system can be ironed out; three posts are out to advert.

OACP/ OSCP are also advertising for a Project Manager to lead and facilitate the trusted assessor pilot as well as overseeing other outcomes to be delivered in the workforce strategy.

Lastly, in August we will be saying goodbye to our wonderful Administrator, Hannah, who has been with us for nearly two years. Hannah is going on to bigger and better things as a Lecturer in Art and Design at Wiltshire College. We wish her the very best of luck – we are a better organised and more efficient organisation because of her.

Thank you, Hannah.