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If you’re looking for unsung heroes in Oxfordshire then you could do worse than read the story of Lindsay Howard-Dean and her mum Rosemary who share their daily home lives with people who need to be cared for.
Lindsay, 35, has been part of the county council’s Shared Lives scheme for more… Read more about Unsung heroes who share their lives with those who need care
Oxfordshire’s libraries are “thriving – not just surviving”. That was the verdict of Libraries Minis (24/02/2018)The newly refitted facility welcomed more than 100 guests including staff, volunteers and community groups who have helped ensure the county’s 43 branches have a bright future.The newly refitted Oxfordshire County Library features 70 pu… Read more about Oxfordshire’s libraries are “thriving – not just surviving”. That was the verdict of Libraries Minis
Oxfordshire County Council agreed its budget today (13 February) following a five hour meeting of all 63 county councillor
- Finances are sound compared to other councils, with difficult decisions taken previously
- Council tax rise will deliver extra money … Read more about Sound budget agreed for protecting vulnerable people and investing in road network
The long-term future of the Guildhall in Abingdon could be secured as part of an agreement by Oxfordshire County Council and Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council to develop a ‘community hub’ in the building and the surrounding area.
Oxfordshire County Council already runs services in Abingdon,… Read more about Long-term future for Abingdon’s Guildhall as a ‘community hub’
Small changes to people’s lifestyles can improve mental wellbeing – and the county council’s public health experts, libraries and mental health charity MIND are joining forces to get the message across.
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 helperPeople 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 conditionsOlder 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