Faith, hope, charity and the road to ubasute

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?

Pictures of Oxfordshire county splitting

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

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

Dignity in Care Awards 2015

Do you know a care worker who, or service which provides outstanding care? OACP is sponsoring the Leadership in Dignity Award in this first cross-Oxfordshire social care awards. The Awards are led by Age UK Oxfordshire and Healthwatch... Read more

Why invest in learning and development?

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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