Good Oaks receives CQC “Good” rating across board

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

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

Top 5 Apps for the Older Computer or Tablet User

15 September 2016

There are millions of things you can do on the computer or tablet but here are our top 5 for getting started on your device:   1. Skype – This app is quite user-friendly once you’ve set it up, and once you have, you can have free video and audio telephone calls, so you can keep in touch with friends and family, and read more

Home Care Assistant Jobs – Good Oaks Staff get pay rise

01 March 2016

Following a significant pay increase and reorganisation in October last year, Good Oaks have again increased the rates it pays visiting home carers to make it the leading home care agency in the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation. Is now the time to change your Home Care Assistant Job or embark on a new career and read more

Using your car less and less?

05 February 2016

If you notice that you, or your elderly parent, is starting to use their car a little less than they used to, it may be worth asking the question – is it worth keeping?   Now that Good Oaks Drivers offers a personal driving service, as well as supporting people at their destination if required, read more

Disabled Taxis in Bournemouth and Poole

02 February 2016

Disabled taxis, or wheelchair accessible taxis, can be booked by people who need a specially adapted car to help with their mobility problems. These cars are often called Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, or WAVs.   Usually the drivers of these accessible taxis would greet their customers, and help them into the car, before driving them to read more

Dementia Friends Talk in Poole Office

18 August 2015

Good Oaks Home Care is hosting a public Dementia Friends talk in our Poole Office! It is on Tuesday 25th August, starting at 17:00 and going through to 19:30. Come and have some free drinks and snacks while learning about dementia with a volunteer Dementia Friend. It’s a great opportunity to meet the team and read more

Why Good Oaks organises AA cover for our Home Carers

25 June 2015

From the 1st of July, Good Oaks is providing complimentary AA membership for our Home Carers.   Our Domiciliary Care staff in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch will all be joining the scheme, in what we think is a first for Home Care providers in the Dorset and Hampshire area. Our staff will benefit from both read more

Is Live-in Care right for your loved one?

27 May 2015

This short guide tells you more about live-in care as an option to allow your loved ones to stay at home. As your loved-ones grow older, they may need a little more help to make sure that they can carry on living their lives how they’d like. The right kind of care can help people to read more