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Mental Capacity and DoLS reports published

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The Law Commission published their final report and draft Bill on the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards on 13 March 2017. The draft report sets out 47 recommendations, including a pressing urgency that DoLS to be... Read more

Budget 2017 – allocations revealed

The list of additional social care allocations announced in the spring Budget 2017 for the 152 local authorities across England has revealed that Oxfordshire will get an extra £15,942,333 spread across the three years: £6,276,373 in 2017-18 ... Read more

Budget 2017

So what is the detail behind the headline £2bn additional funding spread over three years for adult social care? Philip Hammond said: The Budget takes further steps to improve the services people care most about, providing more support for... Read more

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

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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