Care at Little Oaks

We are very passionate about the care given at Little Oaks

Little Oaks is predominantly purpose built but retains the character of the original detached bungalow in many places and is situated in lovely countryside which is a five minute drive from the town of High Wycombe. It has excellent access to the M40, M25 and M4 and is only 30 minutes by train to London.

We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for 35 residents. We have three communal Lounges, a Conservatory, Dining Room and day areas in which to rest and relax, and which also include two lovely terraces overlooking landscaped gardens.

All our bedrooms are en-suite and furnished with a bed, wardrobe, easy chairs and chests of drawers however we encourage our residents to personalise their own rooms so that they feel their room is home.

A call bell system is located throughout the home, as well as in communal areas, toilets and bathrooms.

As a home we believe our person-centered care is paramount. We build close relationships with all of those we care for, taking into consideration their dignity, respect and privacy at all times.

We welcome visitors at any time within reason and we will also accept well behaved pets as visitors at the Management’s discretion.

Care Training at Little Oaks

The management team and the majority of our members of staff are long serving and vastly experienced in caring, many of whom have an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care.

All Staff are obliged to be certificated in all of the statutory training courses (Moving & Handling, Health and Safety, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults, Infection Control, Medication, Fire Safety, Nutrition and Hydration, Equality and Diversity, the Mental Health Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties, First Aid and Basic Food Hygiene). These qualifications are updated regularly in accordance with CQC guidelines. Little Oaks actively encourages all staff to further their professional development through training and non-mandatory courses that staff attend which include:

Dementia Awareness, Sensory Loss, Care Planning and Written Skills and Continence Care. Several members of staff were selected to take part in the Buckinghamshire pilot scheme to regulate End of Life Care Practices.

All new Care Staff participate in an in-house induction programme prior to starting work and if inexperienced will also complete a Skills for Care “Care Certificate”.
If you think you would like to pursue a career at Little Oaks, please contact us.

Useful Links

We have put together the following list of links that are relevant to the care industry.

Information, Advice & Support in the Health & Social Care Sector

The Commission for Quality Care

CQC is the regulator for the Health and Social Care industry in England. They review and inspect care services checking they comply with the essential standards of quality and safety that come under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010.

MKB (Milton Keynes & Bucks) Care Association

MKB Care Association is a private and voluntary organization for care providers in Milton Keynes and Bucks. The website provides members and the general public with information on care, care services and jobs.

Carehome.co.uk

Carehome.co.uk is the market leading Care Home resource in the UK, featuring the most comprehensive, trusted and detailed database of UK Care Homes & Providers, as well as Suppliers, Authorities & Associations to the UK Care Industry.

The Department of Health

The Department of Health defines policy and gives guidance to the Health and Social Care Sector. Information, advice and support for carers can also be found through the Carers Direct link within it.

Bucks County Council

Bucks County Council is our local authority and can give advice as well as assess and possibly contribute towards the costs of care. Their website gives information on the various care services available to elderly and vulnerable adults within Buckinghamshire.

People’s Voice

People’s Voice is a voluntary advocacy service available to people living in Bucks. They offer a range of free services that enable people with disabilities and mental health service users to make their own choices and speak for themselves.

Age UK

Working with HelpAge International, Age UK helps set up Older People’s Associations (OPAs) around the world. These groups allow older people to voice their needs, claim their rights and gain recognition and dignity. They also provide a space where older people can find company and share their experiences.

Office of the Public Guardian

The Office of the Public Guardian supports and promotes decision making for those who lack capacity or would like to plan for their future, within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Professional Guidance in the Health and Social Care Sector:

Skills for Care

Skills for Care is a service funded by the Learning and Skills Council to provide advice and support on workforce development for employers in the Care sector

Log on to Care

Log on to Care provides you with news, information, training and funding in Social Care across the Thames Valley area. It also provides free access to a wide range of E-learning material.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence’s

SCIE is an independent charity, funded by the Department of Health and the devolved administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland. SCIE identifies and disseminates the knowledge base for good practice in all aspects of social care throughout the United Kingdom.

The National Care Association

The National Care Association website provides easy access to information about the independent care sector and issues that affect it.