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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

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