News

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

Carers go above and beyond for Good Oaks’ clients

14 August 2019

Carer, Mandy Misfud-Bonnici, receiving her certificate from Training Coordinator, Jo Wood.  Our carers regularly go the extra mile for our clients. At Good Oaks, our PRIDE Values are at the heart of our visiting care and live-in care. These stand for: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Empathy. Our Values shape our carers’ training, ensuring we read more

Award Success and Fundraising – a busy week at Good Oaks!

16 July 2019

We’re delighted to share some exciting news from Good Oaks New Forest and Good Oaks Reading.   The team at Good Oaks New Forest is delighted to be named as finalists in the South Coast Business Awards, in the ‘Best New Business’ category. This award reflects the hard work and dedication to client care by read more

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

Dementia Action Week 2019

21 May 2019

This Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May 2019), the Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging people to start a conversation with someone living with dementia. Research has shown that people are often worried about saying the ‘wrong thing’ to people living with the condition. It has also shown that two thirds of people with dementia feel 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