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#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

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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


OACP: promoting #socialcare jobs

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Once again, OACP will be promoting social care as a rewarding, fulfilling and challenging job and career at the Oxford Times Job Fair. Recruiting quality social care staff is a challenge. The Office for Nationals Statistics has published a chart... Read more


Funding for dementia gardens

Come into the garden, Maud, for the black bat, night, has flown, Come into the garden, Maud, I am here at the gate alone; And the woodbine spices are wafted abroad, And the musk of the rose is blown. Alfred, Lord Tennyson Living through... Read more


Broken Trust? The murky world of NHS management

Katrina Percy

Following the well-publicised resignation of Katrina Percy as Chief Executive of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the BBC is examining whether Southern Health has done enough to silence its critics. Broken Trust will look at events that led... Read more