Combatting loneliness in the elderly during COVID-19

05 April 2020

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 outbreak is putting a huge strain on everyone, as we follow social distancing and self isolation measures in line with the Government’s recommendations.   Those over 70, and those with underlying health conditions, face ever stricter measures – being advised to self isolate for 12 weeks to keep themselves read more

Corona Virus and Home Care

17 March 2020

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, this is a worrying time for clients, their families, and our home care teams.   At Good Oaks, our focus is on keeping people safe and well, and enabling clients to be safe at home during this period of self-isolation and social distancing. We want to reassure clients and read more

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