Features

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

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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

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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

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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


Oxfordshire DisUnited?

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Enough is Enough is deeply disappointed, but not surprised, that Cabinet recommended that Full Council adopt £69m of budget cuts to front-line services on 16 February. Whilst respecting the legal duty to provide for a balanced budget, this is a... Read more


Enough is Enough

95 days

An unprecedented alliance of voluntary sector organisations and care providers is today launching a campaign calling on Oxfordshire County Council to reconsider its 95 Budget Options currently out for consultation. The Enough is Enough coalition,... Read more


Time to speak up for the vulnerable in society

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Today, The Oxford Times publishes a joint letter from a range of Oxfordshire providers concerned at the latest budget options proposed by Oxfordshire County Council. This unprecedented alliance demonstrates the strength of feeling at this latest... Read more


Number crunching the recruitment challenge

Where to start with a series of headlines over the past few weeks. The most alarming is the BBC News Report earlier in the week about soaring housing prices in Oxford and the surrounding area. The BBC says that a first step on the housing ladder... Read more