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Why invest in learning and development?

Why invest in learning and development? As an employer and provider of care services, you need to ensure that your workforce is competent to undertake their roles to high standards of professionalism, respect and sensitivity. As a good... Read more


Market Shaping Toolkit

The Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University have developed a Market Shaping Toolkit (MaST) supporting local authority and SME care provider innovation and collaboration. MaST supports both smaller care providers and local... Read more


Dignity in Care – a responsibility for all of us

Dignity in Care heart

At the beginning of this week, Age UK Oxfordshire and Healthwatch Oxfordshire jointly launched their project on Dignity in Care in Oxfordshire. This is a research project that OACP fully supports and below we provide links to opportunities for... Read more


Manifesto for adult social care

Logos of the five political parties standing in Oxfordshire on May 7th

On 7 May, we all get the chance to tell aspiring politicians what we want from our next Government. Or rather we get the chance to choose, not so much a la carte, but a limited set menu of options. Debate on adult social care has been not... Read more


The Care Act is coming…

Last few weeks to the implementation of most of the Care Act. The Care Act 2014 is a new law about care and support for adults in England that will come into action in April 2015, making one new law saying what people will be able to get and what... Read more


Oxfordshire’s social care workforce

Skills for Care infographic

Skills for Care published several documents recently on the state, size and structure of the social care workforce in England. They make for interesting reading. Some statistical highlights: The latest figures (2013) show that there are between... Read more


Care Act – eligibility

Social Care Institute for Excellence logo

A key component of the Care Act is the introduction of a new approach to the assessment of people’s needs for care and support. The new eligibility determination, which follows assessment, requires consideration of three key areas in order to... Read more


OACP is seeking an Independent Chair

OACP logo

OACP is seeking an Independent Chair: To provide independent leadership and strategic vision to OACP; To Chair the regular OACP Board and any extraordinary meetings as required; To ensure the OACP Board has an independent objective and... Read more


Showcasing daytime support

Oxfordshire County Council logo

One of our member’s, Oxfordshire County Council Learning Disability Daytime Support, has put together this short video showcasing some of the work they do with adults with learning disabilities. Vital... Read more