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Month: December 2021

Spotlight on: Abingdon Homecare

23rd December 2021

“I have some lovely memories. I remember taking one gentleman to a Christmas fair towards the end of his life – he was so excited to see the light-up reindeer, he absolutely loved it. I am really glad I was able to take him.”  Charmin, Abingdon Homecare Charmin runs Abingdon Homecare, offering care and support … Read more

UPDATED: Working safely during coronavirus

22nd December 2021

Find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace with this latest update from the Government. Separate guidance is available via the link for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read more

UPDATED: Safeguarding during the Covid 19 crisis

17th December 2021

The Social Care Institute for Excellence is offering up to date guidance on safeguarding adults with care and support needs from abuse and neglect during the Covid19 crisis. You can access the information here: Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis ( You can also sign up to their newsletter to get regular news about other … Read more

Nominate your favourite community enterprise for a Great British Care Award!

15th December 2021

The Great British Care Awards are now open! They’re a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration  of excellence across the care sector.  The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. There are twenty one awards categories available for … Read more

UPDATED: Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

14th December 2021

The government has published guidance on the latest updates for coronavirus restrictions. Key changes include the easing of restrictions to allow groups of up to 30 to meet outside, increased from the previous limit of 15. Read the full guidance here. Read more

UPDATED: Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings – updated

14th December 2021

The Government have updated their guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings to take into account exemptions and re-testing. Take a look at the updated guidance here Read more

UPDATED: How to remove and dispose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

14th December 2021

This video from Public Health England shows how to safely doff (or remove) the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs), specific to COVID-19. This guidance outlines infection control for healthcare providers assessing possible cases of COVID-19. It should be used in conjunction with local policies and with the visual guides found here: … Read more

UPDATED: Management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

10th December 2021

The Government has published updated guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents in health and social care settings who have been exposed to COVID-19. Read more

Exciting FREE Health & Social Care ‘Social’ networking event in Oxfordshire – 16th Dec

2nd December 2021

OxLEP Business is hosting an exciting networking event for individuals and organisations working to improve health and social care provision in Oxfordshire. When is it? 16th December 2021, 10:00-11:30am. About the event This event will bring together individuals, community groups, social enterprises, charities and private businesses working in the health and social care sectors in … Read more

Funding available for social enterprises in England recovering from COVID-19

2nd December 2021

Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are now available from the Social Enterprise Support Fund, established in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and five social enterprise support agencies. The Fund provides grants to help social enterprises rebuild from COVID-19. Who can apply? Social enterprises in England that have: been incorporated for at least … Read more