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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

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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


Talking Care around Oxfordshire

Talking Care is now making its way around Oxfordshire. We have created an easy map so you can find your nearest outlet. Talking Care is a free quarterly magazine published by Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers to help people understand... Read more


Tender for provision of Dementia Services (Wiltshire)

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Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) has developed a Dementia Strategy in partnership with the statutory and voluntary sector, and through talking to people with dementia and their carers and families about... Read more


CQC to provide independent arbiter for Factual Accuracy

Care Quality Commission logo

We regularly have conversations with care providers, unhappy at the way inspectors have reviewed or rated their services. This can range from attitude of the inspectors on the day to unhappiness at the final report upon which ratings are based.... Read more


Tier 1 – Dementia Awareness Training

Three heads

In partnership with the Faculty of Life and Sciences, Department of Nursing at Oxford Brookes University, we will be organising a range of opportunities for Tier 1 Dementia Awareness Training over the autumn. These sessions will be 2 hours long and... Read more