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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


Still enjoying Talking Care?

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Still enjoying Talking Care? We had excellent feedback to Issue 1 and special interest in our Feature article on early onset dementia. You can still catch up online. The good news is that Issue 2 is on its way very shortly. Again packed with... Read more


Comprehensive training from OACP at affordable prices

OACP provides comprehensive training for social care providers and voluntary sector organisations. Our At A Glance Training Schedule shows what's coming up in the next few months. Everything from: Emergency First Aid and Manual... Read more


West Berks Council decision on cuts “unlawful”

Extract from BBC News, 22 July 2016: Two families with severely disabled children have won a High Court battle against their local authority over care cuts. West Berkshire Council provides "short breaks" for families with disabled children, but... Read more


How good is your training?

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At OACP we pride ourselves at delivering good quality training at cost-effective prices which reflect the current pressures on care providers. Whether it's regular learning for direct care staff on dementia, clinical courses for nursing staff or... Read more


Care Home Open Day 2016

Care Home Open Day 2016

Once again, care homes across the country are throwing open their doors and welcoming people in to celebrate the fabulous work they do every day to care for and support residents. Nearly 300,000 people live in care homes in the UK with presenting... Read more


Learning from compliments and complaints

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Following the last two successful surveys of complaints and compliments that providers receive, Oxfordshire County council is again looking to collate compliments and complaints that care providers receive directly about services. This helps... Read more