News Items

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


CQC ratings at May 2016

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The latest aggregated ratings for adult social care provision have been released by CQC. Nationally, just 4% of care providers are rated Inadequate. 68% are Good or Outstanding. Like the previous month, they indicate that small is beautiful... Read more


Talking Care goes LIVE

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Talking Care is a new publication from Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers. The A4 36-page magazine reflects the many facets of social care around Oxfordshire. Our first issue is published online as an interactive flip-book, with a... Read more


NEW: Registered Managers Network – 7 June

Registered Managers Network

With support from Skills for Care, and in partnership with Abingdon & Witney College, OACP will be facilitating a new Registered Managers Network. The first meeting will be held at Godswell Park Care Home in Bloxham. Book your place... Read more


Personal Assistant Network – coming soon

Personal Assistants Network

To support personal assistants, OACP will shortly be launching a complete programme of training and a Personal Assistant Network to enable quality delivery and networking across Oxfordshire. Available to anyone working as a Personal Assistant,... Read more


Personal health budget holder funding still available

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Personal Health Budget (PHB) holders who receive funding from the NHS, including those under 18, can apply for funding from Skills for Care to pay for training for themselves or their personal assistants (PAs). The funding can also be used to meet... Read more