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Caring for our carers: Promoting workplace mental health & well-being

Caring for our carers: Promoting workplace mental health & well-being

At Oxford Aunts, we understand the crucial role our live-in carers play in caring for some of the most vulnerable people in society. Recognising the demanding nature of their responsibilities, we prioritise the mental health and well-being of our carers. We know that when carers are empowered with the support they need, they can deliver the exceptional care for which we are renowned. Recent research highlights mental health concerns as a primary cause of workplace absence in the UK. In response to this worrying trend, Oxford Aunts is committed to proactively addressing the mental health needs of our valued carers. Below, we outline our strategies for preventing burnout and promoting well-being among our dedicated carer teams. Extended breaks for renewal ...
Hourly Care – Celebrating One Year of Success

Hourly Care – Celebrating One Year of Success

At Oxford Aunts, our focus is on extending our services and ensuring the delivery of exceptional care. This has prompted us to introduce our hourly care services in November 2022 across Oxfordshire and its surrounding counties, to provide increased choices and flexibility for both our clients and caregivers. After a successful first year of providing hourly care, we are pleased to share the incredible stats we have achieved, and this is just the start of the journey.  1900 hours worth of care has been served this year We have grown from one client having three hours worth of care per week, to 17 clients with 110 hours of care per week Our client retention rate is 99%, only losing clients ...
Become an hourly care assistant with Oxford Aunts

Become an hourly care assistant with Oxford Aunts

At Oxford Aunts we have been taking care of everything to ensure that we provide an exceptional service to our community, since 1967. With this in mind, we are continuing to grow our hourly care service in the Oxford area.  It’s important to us that we provide one of the best benefits packages in the area for our carers.  That’s why we are offering up to 35 hours guaranteed hours contracts, excellent pay rates of £15 per hour, along with paid travel time and mileage between client visits. “I enjoy the variety that every day brings with clients.” Emma, who is part of our team of hourly carers shares her experience of working with Oxford Aunts.  “The different needs they ...
Oxford Aunts Employee Awards 2023

Oxford Aunts Employee Awards 2023

Each year our employee and care worker awards take place to recognise and celebrate our teams across the business. It is a fantastic opportunity for anyone to nominate the people they feel are outstanding in their role and who demonstrate the company’s values. This year there were a variety of award categories in order to recognise teams as well as individuals and to celebrate the full range of skills within the business. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Anne Marie Johnson – Carer of the Year Award Dominika Ossowska – Quality of Life Award Sibongile Dlodlo and Jenny Umuganwa – Team of the Year Award Parmjit Dulai – Manager of the Year Award Vicki Daly – Rising Star Award Fiona Campbell ...
Dementia Charities in the UK

Dementia Charities in the UK

There are many dementia charities in the UK that support people diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and their families. These charities provide crucial financial and emotional support to families affected by dementia and conduct scientific and academic research into the prevention and treatment of the disease. Whilst there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or any other type of dementia, many of these charities are working on the research that will one day beat the disease. These charities often rely on public support to help fund educational resources, advocacy work and research. Whilst there are many local and regional charities throughout the UK worth supporting, here are some of the largest and most well-known dementia charities in ...

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