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CQC Fees consultation 2019-20

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The Care Quality Commission are consulting on fee increases for 2019-20. CQC is proposing to raise fees for community social care providers by 12.7%. We disagree with this path (and their consultation portal is a bit of a shambles too). The... Read more

No deal, Brexit

As we move towards the Government target of 11pm GMT on 29 March 2019 for the UK to leave the EU, unless you have been away from 24-hour news on holiday, you will have not have failed to note the increasing panic that we may leave on a no deal... Read more

The adult social care miracle

Sadly, another home care provider exited the market this week in Oxfordshire. It's too early to judge the causes of this withdrawal, but we congratulate the tireless work of the Registered Manager and staff at Cherwell Care, as well as Oxfordshire... Read more

New SwC PA portal launches


Since OACP took over the register of Approved Personal Assistants under the Support with Confidence licence, we have worked hard to try and make the most of micro-providers working in Oxfordshire, who fill the gaps between registered home care and... Read more

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