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Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 – Update

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020

After careful consideration, Action for Carers, Age UK Oxfordshire and OACP have decided to hold back on announcing the Winners and Highly Commended of the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020. With Covid-19 and all that is happening in our sector - we... Read more


Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 Cancelled

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020

Sadly we have cancelled our annual Oxfordshire Care Awards scheduled for 27 March to enable our local sector to focus 100% on preparing for the coronavirus epidemic and the potential health crisis. We will announce Winners and Highly Commended on... Read more


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Government Coronavirus guidance for social care With the spread of Coronavirus across Europe and growing number of cases, the UK government has provided new guidance for all social care settings. The guidance also includes advice for schools -... Read more


Hft’s annual Sector Pulse Check

Hft have published their 4th annual Sector Pulse Check summarising the pressure felt by providers across a range of services. Not surprisingly, the biggest pressure felt across the sector is wage rises fuelled by unfunded NLW increases and continued... Read more


Individual employer funding

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If you are employed through a personal budget from social care or health (i.e. personal health budget) or paid by someone using your own money (this is sometimes called being a 'self-funder'), your client can apply for funding to train themselves... Read more


Co-production handbook launched

Knowing how to do Co-production can be daunting. That’s why Oxfordshire County Council has created the Working Together Handbook – a helpful and user-friendly collection of best practice guidance to getting it right. Co-production is not a... Read more


A majority for social care?

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So, now we know what colour of government we will have for the foreseeable future, how much do we know about their policies? The Conservative manifesto was remarkably thin to match their core message of getting Brexit done. What else can we... Read more