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Do you care enough to be a care worker? (12/12/2017)
A new recruitment drive to encourage people in Oxfordshire to become care workers has been launched. Nine out of ten care workers say they are proud of the work they do, according to a new workforce survey, and more people are needed to support Oxfordshire’s ageing population.
Oxfordshire County Council is supporting Public Health England’s new campaign in the Thames Valley to “Keep antibiotics working”.
As the cold weather sets in across Oxfordshire, people are being warned that taking antibiotics unnecessarily to treat illnesses such as coughs, earache and so… Read more about Oxfordshire County Council backs bid to Keep Antibiotics Working
Volunteer to be a digital helper (12/12/2017)
Information about volunteering for a digital helper role with Oxfordshire libraries.
Digital helpers teach basic digital skills to people with little or no experience of using computers or the internet. They provide one-to-one support and encouragement to boost confidence and help people … Read more about Volunteer to be a digital helper
People with long-term health conditions are being urged to seek help through the power of reading at Oxfordshire County Council’s Libraries.
A new ‘Reading Well’ scheme has been launched featuring expert-endorsed books on a range of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis, as w… Read more about Libraries reach out to people with long-term health conditions
Older people and those with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire receive better services from their providers than the national average across England.
You can find out more on the … Read more about Nine out of 10 receive “outstanding” or “good” adult social care services
Oxfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service, working in partnership with Thames Valley Police, banks and other agencies, have saved over £250,000 for the victims of rogue traders in the last 12 months. This is the largest amount of money ever saved by the doorstep crime team since it wa… Read more about Oxfordshire Trading Standards savedoorstep crime victims over £250,000
How food can improve your mental health (08/06/2017)Approximately one in four of us will experience a mental health problem each year in England. As part of our fight against this, we have a very much underutilised tool - food. In BBC One's Doctor in the House, Dr Rangan Chatterjee tries to help 34-year-old Emma Gleeson, who has been experiencing a… Read more about How food can improve your mental health
Millcroft is the new extra care housing (senior living scheme) opening in Wallingford shortly. There are 20 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom apartments available plus a range of community facilities. Oxfordshire County Council has 100% nomination rights to the service initially and is co… Read more about Millcroft - new senior living scheme opening in Wallingford
Transform your life - become a foster carer (11/05/2017)Oxfordshire residents are being asked to consider transforming their lives - and those of vulnerable children - by becoming a foster carer.The county council is appealing for more people to come forward during national
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Launch of Live Well Oxfordshire (28/03/2017)