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Court of Appeal rules on sleep in payments

Today the Court of Appeal has sent down a joint judgement on the Royal Mencap Sciety Ltd v Tomlinson-Blake, and Rampersad v Shannon cases concerning the payment of National Minimum Wage across all hours a worker is employed in the workplace and in... Read more


Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Awards

The Dementia Friendly Awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations across the UK, who have led the way on creating dementia-friendly communities and improving the lives of everybody affected by... Read more


Social care appeals to Charity Commission

On 18 June, an alliance of five national umbrella organisations, representing hundreds of charitable social care providers, has written to the Charity Commission for help in resolving the sleep-in crisis. The Solve Sleep-ins Alliance, comprising... Read more


Oxford City Council – small repairs service

Oxford City Council have launched a small repairs service for elderly, disabled and vulnerable people. The service can sort out home safety, security, minor DIY jobs, keysafe fitting, general repairs, energy efficiency work and more for only... Read more


PAC slams government plans for adult social care

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published their report into adult social care on 9 May 2018. Based on evidence from Skills for Care, ADASS, DH, and DCLG, this Commons Select Committee concludes that Government lacks a credible plan to sustain a... Read more


OACP seeks Director nominations

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As part of its rolling governance, OACP is seeking nominations to its Board of Directors prior to its AGM on 23 March. Interested persons would ideally hold a senior role within their organisation, be based in Oxfordshire and be able to reflect... Read more


Soha support Prepare to Care

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Are you interested in getting back to work? OACP and Soha offer an introductory session aimed at anyone who is interested in wanting to know more about working in social care. This taster session is specially tailored to provide a key... Read more


Alliance launches sleep in survey

An alliance of national organisations ('Solve Sleep in Alliance' - ARC, Care England, LDE, LDV and VODG) has launched a survey to gather a full independent, accurate analysis of the impact of sleep-in back pay. This commissioned independent... Read more


Section 114 notices

Northamptonshire County Council has issued a section 114 notice, a technical tool that halts all non-essential expenditure as the Council cannot be confident of meeting current liabilities and does not have the reserves to bail it out. Unlike the... Read more