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New SwC PA portal launches


Since OACP took over the register of Approved Personal Assistants under the Support with Confidence licence, we have worked hard to try and make the most of micro-providers working in Oxfordshire, who fill the gaps between registered home care and... Read more

Court of Appeal rules on sleep in payments

Today the Court of Appeal has sent down a joint judgement on the Royal Mencap Sciety Ltd v Tomlinson-Blake, and Rampersad v Shannon cases concerning the payment of National Minimum Wage across all hours a worker is employed in the workplace and in... Read more

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Awards

The Dementia Friendly Awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations across the UK, who have led the way on creating dementia-friendly communities and improving the lives of everybody affected by... Read more

Social care appeals to Charity Commission

On 18 June, an alliance of five national umbrella organisations, representing hundreds of charitable social care providers, has written to the Charity Commission for help in resolving the sleep-in crisis. The Solve Sleep-ins Alliance, comprising... Read more

Oxford City Council – small repairs service

Oxford City Council have launched a small repairs service for elderly, disabled and vulnerable people. The service can sort out home safety, security, minor DIY jobs, keysafe fitting, general repairs, energy efficiency work and more for only... Read more

PAC slams government plans for adult social care

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published their report into adult social care on 9 May 2018. Based on evidence from Skills for Care, ADASS, DH, and DCLG, this Commons Select Committee concludes that Government lacks a credible plan to sustain a... Read more

OACP seeks Director nominations

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As part of its rolling governance, OACP is seeking nominations to its Board of Directors prior to its AGM on 23 March. Interested persons would ideally hold a senior role within their organisation, be based in Oxfordshire and be able to reflect... Read more

Soha support Prepare to Care

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Are you interested in getting back to work? OACP and Soha offer an introductory session aimed at anyone who is interested in wanting to know more about working in social care. This taster session is specially tailored to provide a key... Read more

Alliance launches sleep in survey

An alliance of national organisations ('Solve Sleep in Alliance' - ARC, Care England, LDE, LDV and VODG) has launched a survey to gather a full independent, accurate analysis of the impact of sleep-in back pay. This commissioned independent... Read more