Loneliness Awareness Week 2019

Loneliness Awareness Week 2019

19 June 2019

This week is Loneliness Awareness Week (17 – 21 June 2019). To recognise this, we’re looking at how we can all help elderly people in our local communities to feel less lonely. We know that loneliness is one of the biggest challenges facing our elderly population. Loneliness Awareness Week is run by Marmalade Trust, a charity read more

Volunteers’ Week 2019 – supporting elderly people

06 June 2019

This week is Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June 2019), a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Good Oaks Volunteers We are big supporters of volunteers at Good Oaks. As part of our employment package, we offer our carers paid volunteer days. Our read more

Respite Care – explained

29 May 2019

Respite Care is a temporary period of care cover. It has many benefits and we receive respite care enquiries from families for a number of reasons. Respite care can be a brilliant way of bringing in some extra help to cover a period when a person’s normal care isn’t possible. It might be that family read more

Care after hospital discharge – explained

16 April 2019

We understand that organising care after a stay in hospital can seem daunting at first. It may be that although they no longer need acute care, your loved one still requires help at home. This might just be for a short time as they continue to recover, or longer-term. You might find that your loved read more

Good Oaks Home Care Reading becomes Dementia Friends

05 December 2018

Good Oaks’ Home Carers in Reading visited the Alzheimer’s Society in Wokingham to become Dementia Friends, to better support people with dementia receiving home care in Reading. Four staff members attended the session to expand their knowledge of caring for people with dementia, receiving advice and top tips that they can actively apply in their read more

Good Oaks Reading’s First Induction a Big Success

12 November 2018

While the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was processing Good Oaks Home Care Reading’s application, the first carers received their training ready for CQC registration.   Excitement has been building about Good Oaks Reading setting up, and eight carers were on the first training undertaken by this brand new office. With an in-house programme put together read more

Good Oaks Bournemouth and Poole Quality Assurance Report

05 July 2018

Our Annual Quality Assurance Survey has been completed for our home care office in Bournemouth and Poole, and the results are in!   Results 100% of clients reported that their needs are being met as described in their care plan. This shows that our care plans are regularly and responsively reviewed by Care Coordinators and read more

Good Oaks reaches finals of National Care Awards… Again!

20 February 2018

For the second year running, Good Oaks have reached the finals of the Skills for Care Accolades Awards, in the category of Best Employer of Under 50 Staff. Dubbed the Oscars of Social Care, the Accolades awards “celebrate the outstanding achievements of the very best adult social care employers in England.” Ben Ashton, Director at read more

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