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Good Oaks’ Million Step Challenge 2017 has a winner! 

17 October 2017

As part of our Home Carer Employment Package we’ve all been stepping it up for 12 weeks to grab the big prize of the Million Step Challenge – a top of the range Fitbit! First past the post was Pauline Tantardini, one of our amazing home carers.   Over the course of the challenge, together we read more

Home Care in Bournemouth and Poole – Where to Start?

22 August 2017

If you are looking for home care in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch conurbation, it can be bewildering when you first start researching your options.   There are so many domiciliary care companies in Bournemouth advertising, and it can be hard to tell which are good, and which to avoid. At Good Oaks, we know read more

Million Step Challenge Begins!

30 June 2017

Good Oaks has launched its’ inaugural Million Step Challenge! From 1st July, everyone at Good Oaks is competing to be the first to reach 1 Million Steps recorded on their phone or pedometer!   Because a Home Care job is such an active role and we’re such a lively bunch at Good Oaks it probably read more

Good Oaks receives CQC “Good” rating across board

19 May 2017

Good Oaks’ Poole office received a “Good” rating in their latest CQC Inspection. You can find the full inspection report here: CQC Report.   Particular highlights include feedback such as: One person told us, “All of the carers are happy and cheerful. They are chatty and respectful. They always put things back where they came read more

Introducing our Market-leading Employment Package

08 May 2017

Putting our mission statement into practice, our brand new employment package offers an unparalleled range of benefits and opportunities in the care sector.   At the launch of this brand new package, it includes the following market-leading opportunities: Regular spa treatments for those with outstanding reliability and performance Paid Volunteer Days Million Step Challenge  Match read more

Good Oaks unveils new Mission Statement

08 February 2017

Following on from the recent success of reaching the finals of the national Skills for Care Accolades Awards for Best Employer of Under 50 Staff, Good Oaks unveils its’ new Mission Statement:    “To be the go-to provider of quality care at home by valuing, developing and rewarding the caring people who work with us.” read more

Good Oaks finalist of “Best Employer of Under 50 Staff” Award

19 December 2016

  Good Oaks are delighted to reach the final four of the Skills for Care Accolades Awards in the category of “Best Employer of Under 50 Staff”.   The Accolades reward adult social care organisations who deliver high quality care, providing an opportunity to recognise the great work being done in the sector. Skills for Care read more

Introduction Live-in Care Agencies or Managed Live-in Care?

08 December 2016

So you’ve decided on live-in care as a potential alternative to residential care – the next decision is whether to choose between two main models of live-in care provision.   Introduction Agencies have a list of live-in carers on their books, and charge for you to be ‘introduced’ to one of them. This is where read more

Wheelchair Taxis in Bournemouth and Poole

09 November 2016

If you have mobility problems, unfortunately there are not a huge number of options when looking for disabled taxis or wheelchair accessible taxis in Bournemouth and Poole.   Often, when you book a taxi you’re not sure who will be arriving, and over time you can see many different drivers. This isn’t the case with read more