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Congestion in Oxford

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council have launched a major engagement exercise to gather views of residents, commuters and employers affected by congestion in Oxford. Bold proposals announced to reduce congestion for routes into and... Read more


Concerned about social care funding?

UK parliament petitions graphic

Online Petition for social care – please sign and share Dear Colleague, We are sharing a link to an online petition launched this month by Somerset County Council and backed by North Somerset Council. You’ll all be familiar with the Panorama... Read more


EU Exit update

The UK Government refreshed its EU Exit website on 12 August in preparation for leaving the European Union on 31 October 2019. The site includes guidance on: Supply of medicines, medical devices and clinical consumables Supply of... Read more


OACP Adult Social Care Awards 2019 – Roll of Honour

OACP Adult Social Care Awards 2019   Newcomer of the Year 2019 Winner Luke Michaelides (Autism at Kingwood) Highly Commended Helen Iles (Bluebird South Oxfordshire) Care Home Worker of the Year 2019 Winner Jeanette Dunn (Acacia... Read more


EU Exit planning update: DHSC update (27-03-2019)

Letter from Department of Health & Social Care via Care Quality Commission 26 March 2019 Dear colleagues EU exit contingency planning update for adult social care providers and local authorities As you will no doubt have heard, the... Read more


EU Exit planning update: DHSC update (15-03-2019)

Letter from Department of Health & Social Care via Care Quality Commission 15 March 2019 Dear Colleague, As you will be aware, over the last few days Parliament voted against leaving the EU without a deal and in favour of extending... Read more


EU Exit planning update: DHSC update (26-02-2019)

Letter to adult social care providers from Caroline Dineage, Minister of State of Care 26 February 2019 Dear Colleague, Further to the letter of 21 December 2018 from the Permanent Secretary, I am writing to update you on work to ensure... Read more


Safeguarding: everyone’s priority

The CQC statistics on safeguarding reporting as highlighted on BBC Breakfast 18 February, look alarming, but hide some nuanced messages. Care providers in the community are required to report to the national regulator to ensure that they do not fall... Read more


Every Day Is Different

The national reruitment campaign for adult social care launched on 12th February  2019, to run until the end of March with the aim of demystifying some misconceptions and promoting social care as a rewarding and worthwhile career. Social care is a... Read more


EU Settlement Scheme pilot

News item via Royds Withy King EU citizens working in social care, health and the education sectors are being given the opportunity to confirm their lawful status in the UK ahead of Brexit, which is less than four months away. EU citizens must... Read more