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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

Section 114 notices

Northamptonshire County Council has issued a section 114 notice, a technical tool that halts all non-essential expenditure as the Council cannot be confident of meeting current liabilities and does not have the reserves to bail it out. Unlike the... Read more

CQC rating updates

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Oxfordshire continues to outperform the rest of the country in terms of Good or Outstanding services. The last check showed that 89% of registered care services are in the top two rating categories. A full list of Oxfordshire's Outstanding services... Read more

#ColdHardFacts winter 2017/18 campaign

Do you know someone who is having to choose between heating and eating? They don’t have to. #ColdHardFacts is a campaign led by Better Housing Better Health and supported by Public Health to support vulnerable people in cold weather. ... Read more