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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

What to ask at a Live-in Care Assessment

21 October 2016

Decisions about care, the type of care, such as Live-in Care, and the provider of that care, can make a huge difference to people’s quality of life.   There are so many live-in care options out there, and it’s not made easier by the fact that most people don’t really think about care until it’s read more

Good Oaks Now Recruiting Home Care Specialists

26 September 2016

Good Oaks are looking for two experienced Home Carers to join a new and exciting team of Home Care Specialists!   In this new role, the Home Care Specialists will be paid a £12.50 per hour basic rate, and will be expected to work 4 days on, 4 days off to provide seamless, personalised support. read more