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Adult Social Care Question Time

We're delighted to announce the panel members for this important debate: Panel Chair - Helen Baker, Chair of Dimensions UK; Alan Harris - UKIP candidate, Oxford West and Abingdon; Alex Meredith - Lib Dem candidate, Wantage; Duncan Enright... Read more


#SocialCare recruitment drive – live!

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Today our joint recruitment drive with Oxfordshire County Council has gone live through, the Oxford Mail, and the Oxford Times. The campaign is also targeting job seekers through social media and text messaging. Our message? Social... Read more


HMRC identify more NMW avoiders

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The National Minimum Wage has been in the news again lately. HMRC have released details of 70 more companies, to add to 92 names already published, who have been found to be avoiding paying the NMW. Whilst this second list appears to only include... Read more


RT #socialcare #notjustforgirls

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It is interesting to see the current promotion of careers for girls by DWP and partners. We support this, but have our own take. With just 17% of social care staff male and a limited pool of potential employees in Oxfordshire, we say that... Read more


Oxfordshire receives share of DCLG £25million

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Oxfordshire is one of 65 local authorities who will receive a share of £25 million from the Department for Communities and Local Government. Ahead of the April introduction of the Better Care Fund, DCLG is providing a total of £37 million of... Read more


Provider Commissioning Conference 2015

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January 2015 will see the first Provider Commissioning Conference jointly organised by Oxfordshire County Council and OACP. John Jackson, Director of Adult Social Services, and Kate Terroni, Deputy Director Joint Commissioning, will introduce and... Read more


Home Care top of news agenda

Following on from the Parliamentary debate led by local MP, Andrew Smith, Home Care continues to makes headlines with Paul Burstow MP's Key to Care report on the funding crisis within the sector. Whilst the report makes reasonable points about zero... Read more


Dementia Learning Survey

The online portal for our Dementia training survey in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council and other key stakeholders is now closed. However, you can still submit a paper copy. Please email us at [email protected] It should take you no... Read more


OACP membership? Sign up and join in…

Following our launch in late September, our Membership is growing steadily. If you provide health and/ or social care services for adults in Oxfordshire, or would like to in the future, you can register to be a Member. We are developing our... Read more