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Health+Care partners with the Care Association Alliance

Health+Care partners with the Care Association Alliance to bring local members exceptional learning and networking opportunities in 2017 On the 28-29 June 2017, Excel London will host the fifth annual Health+Care conference – the largest and... Read more


World Book Day 2017

Today is World Book Day and we fully support the promotion of reading. For many of us who grew up prior to the omni-present internet age, reading provided escapism and, perhaps less attractively, a route into learning and formal education. As an... Read more


CQC finishes first round

Phew, the Care Quality Commission has announced completion of the first round of inspections of all services (both social care and health) that were registered prior to 1 October 2014. Some 38,000 visits done amounts to a mountain of data. Whilst... Read more


No new funding for local government

The recent announcement that central government will not provide any new funding in 2017-18 for local government is hugely disappointing, though not surprising. Not least is the perilous state of local councils forcing many to consider technical... Read more


Oxfordshire becomes less affordable

Evenlode Tower, Blackbird Leys

Is the obvious really news? Perhaps not, but the revelation published today by the Office of National Statistics provides robust evidence that the labour shortage in Oxfordshire is not going away anytime soon. Using a handy online calculator,... Read more


Talking Care outlets top 150

Double image of Talking Care issues 1 & 2

Happy New Year to all our Talking Care readers. You can now find our acclaimed magazine in 151 points around Oxfordshire, from GP Practices and Oxfordshire Libraries to voluntary organisation centres and care homes. Talking Care has news articles... Read more


Talking Care: Inspiration for All

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2016

A fabulous day today. Thank you to all local social care providers, who spared precious time out from crucial operational delivery to attend our workforce capability conference at Kassam Stadium. Alongside a recruitment fair, we explored a range of... Read more


Outstanding care in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire now has three care homes that are rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission for the very first time to add to its sole Domiciliary Care Agency, Caretree Limited, which was rated as Outstanding in February, one of only 65... Read more


#SCCWeek

Social Care Commitment logo

The 7th November marks the start of Social Care Commitment Week, a whole week dedicated to celebrating the commitment and achievements of those who have signed up. During the week, Skills for Care is encouraging adult social care employers to sign... Read more


Talking Care: all round Oxfordshire

Map of Talking Care outlets

Thanks to the welcome from GP surgeries and support from Oxfordshire County Libraries, Job Centre Plus and numerous care providers, you can find Talking Care in 149 places around Oxfordshire. Talking Care brings social care to the public,... Read more