We’re #CelebratingSocialCare this April

This month we’re joining Skills for Care in #CelebratingSocialCare. Find out more about why and how we’re getting involved. People who work in social care are highly-skilled, passionate and hard-working and it’s important that we all take... Read more

Fair Cost of Care

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One chance to influence future strategy. Let's make the most of it. Have you submitted your data yet? Fair Cost of Care is a national exercise led by DHSC. As part of the market review DHSC has asked Local Authorities to undertake a... Read more


Joint BCA MKB Care and OACP covid logo

Jointly with Berkshire Care Association and MKB Care (Buckinghamshire and MK), OACP has been supporting care providers across the Thames Valley through the Covid-19 pandemic. Much of the guidance previously published on this page has now been... Read more

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 Shortlist

The purpose of the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 Inspiration for All! is to recognise and celebrate individuals, organisations, and companies who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within the care sector in Oxfordshire. This year Oxfordshire... Read more


Just a few days to go now, not just to the Christmas build up, but also before we are encouraged to vote in one of the most crucial elections of recent UK history. The outcome will set the strategy for not just economic and social policy, but also a... Read more

Time to get your flu jab

This winter, like every winter, will bring additional pressure on social care and NHS services. These essential services that, to a greater or lesser extent, we all rely on, will be working 24/7 to support its growing elderly and vulnerable... Read more

OACP launches new partnership

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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... Read more

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