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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

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


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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