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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


Brexit and social care

The UK has voted for Brexit. And there has been plenty of analysis before and after the vote about what this means for our country, but most discussion has been about the finance sector, exports, and when touching on care, all about the NHS. What... Read more


Talking Care launches

Talking Care Issue 1 cover

Our brand new sparkling new magazine has now launched! Talking Care is aimed at people who buy and use services and provides inside information on: what to look for; how the social care sector works; and, what people who work and use... Read more


OACP celebrates achievement

OACP logo

The 30th April marks the end of our highly successful first subscription year and we are looking forward to our second. Our annual report details our achievements over this last year and we would like to thank all of our members and the wider... Read more


Faith, hope, charity and the road to ubasute

Japanese image of son carrying elderly mother to top of a mountain

Though subsequent versions vary, the King James version of the Bible, quotes 1 Corinthians, verse 13 as: 'And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity'. As we digest the combined efforts of Oxfordshire... Read more


Re-structuring Oxfordshire

Following the decision on 26 January by Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet to agree swingeing and immoral cuts to voluntary and community sector services, including withdrawal of funding for day centres for older people, community bus services and... Read more