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

#TalkingCare and so much more

Talking Care Issue 2 cover

This autumn sees a major push by OACP to raise the profile of social care and promote the contribution of thousands of workers in Oxfordshire. The publication of our second issue of Talking Care, and preparation for our November conference, will be... Read more

Brexit and the workforce

We're keeping in touch with the implications of Brexit; here are our thoughts on what it will mean for the workforce and Human Resources more widely. The social care workforce is our most prized asset. With essential skills, determination and the... Read more

Brexit: implications for adult social care

We've been pulling together the analysis of what the impact of Brexit on the UK's adult social care sector vote is likely to be. The most worrying aspect is the impact on recruitment where 13.8% of direct workers in Oxfordshire are non-British... Read more