National Careers Week 2020

National Careers Week 2020

04 March 2020

National Careers Week (2 – 9 March) is all about careers education and helping people find careers that they will love.   At Good Oaks, we employ caring, compassionate people who want to make a difference in their community. We employ people of varying ages and from all walks of life, who have one thing read more

Dignity Action Day 2020

01 February 2020

Each year, Dignity Action Day aims to bring the importance of providing dignified care to the top of the agenda. It encourages health and social care workers, care providers, and the friends and families of people in need of care, to ensure they are always working hard to ensure dignity is at the heart of read more

Our Home Care Company Values

15 January 2020

  Are you looking for a home care job with Good Oaks? We focus on values more than experience or qualifications, as it is people’s values and behaviours that make them good at their job.   Although home care experience and qualifications are of course desirable, and rewarded through our Pay Band system, we try read more

Good Oaks develops Care Career Match Quiz

10 January 2020

We’ve put together a fun, 5 minute quiz that assesses someone’s match with a career in home care based on their answers to a mixture of situational and practical questions.   This 5 minute quiz provides immediate feedback about how well someone might fit in with a visiting home care career, with the option of read more

Good Oaks Reading “Head and Shoulders” above other care providers

13 December 2019

In their first Inspection since the office opened in late 2018, CQC have rated Good Oaks Home Care – Reading as Outstanding in the Responsive area, and Good in all other areas.   Looking after 33 clients, Good Oaks Reading was highly praised by staff, clients and professionals that they work with on a regular read more

Good Oaks and Dorsetmums Spread Christmas Cheer!

05 December 2019

This Christmas, our Good Oaks Home Care office in Bournemouth and Poole has teamed up with Dorsetmums to help our clients have a Merry Christmas!     Dorsetmums have very kindly donated gifts and homemade cards, and our home carers will be distributing these to our clients who don’t have any family in the area, read more

National Innovation Award for Good Oaks

30 October 2019

We are delighted to announce that we won the Innovation in Home Care award at the National Leaders in Care Awards held in Birmingham. The Innovation in Home Care award recognises providers who have devised creative ways to reduce risk, improve operation efficiency and, most importantly, improve outcomes for individuals. We were recognised ahead of read more

Good Oaks and the community

01 October 2019

The Good Oaks team with MP Conor Burns.  It’s been a busy start to Autumn at our Good Oaks offices. Staff have been busy planning events to support the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Last Friday, Good Oaks Bournemouth and Poole held their Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Good Oaks read more

World Alzheimer’s Month – dementia care

17 September 2019

September is World Alzheimer’s Month: a worldwide campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International to raise awareness of the stigma surrounding dementia – and to challenge it. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia in the UK . According to Alzheimer’s Society, there are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. At Good Oaks, read more

Good Oaks leads care industry in combating carbon emissions

11 September 2019

Good Oaks is one of the first UK home care companies to become carbon neutral. We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Carbon Footprint accreditation after offsetting our carbon emissions. This follows an audit of our carbon emissions across all four of our offices in Dorset, Hampshire, Reading and Mid Sussex. Carbon read more