Report – State of care in Mental Health Services 2014 – 2017

Please find attached report on the state of care in mental health services 2014 to 2017. The report combines evidence from our inspections and findings from our role monitoring use of the Mental Health Act, as well as analysis of data from other sources. This rich resource of information means we now know more about … Continue reading Report – State of care in Mental Health Services 2014 – 2017

Will 2017 be the year you start your adoption journey?

ADOPTION charity Parents And Children Together (PACT) would love to hear from anyone who can provide a secure loving home to a child in care. PACT is holding a series of information events where anyone considering adoption can find out more about what’s involved and the services it offers. Events include a session in Reading … Continue reading Will 2017 be the year you start your adoption journey?

Praise for OCVA

Our new Volunteer Centre Coordinator, Emily Shaw, received this email: Just a note to thank you for all your efforts in assisting with recruiting volunteers. There has been an instant hit with several candidates asking for application forms with some that look to be very good indeed. Within a couple of weeks you have helped … Continue reading Praise for OCVA

Comment: ARCh recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016

ARCh recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016 A voluntary group from Oxfordshire working in the community to help children enjoy reading has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. ARCh is a registered charity which recruits, trains and … Continue reading Comment: ARCh recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016

Oxford Computer Consultants Become Latest OCVA Associate Members

Oxford Computer Consultants, founded in 1989, have become OCVA's latest Associate Member*. OCVA has 10 Associate Donor Members, 9 funders, and 14 organisations who sponsored this year's Charity & Volunteer Awards.Without the help of these organisations, OCVA would not exist. It's easy to become an OCVA Donor. At just £65 per year and with inclusion … Continue reading Oxford Computer Consultants Become Latest OCVA Associate Members

NEWS: University Student Says OCVA ‘light years ahead’

A student of Royal Holloway, University of London has said OCVA's work on data is 'light years ahead of much of the sector'. The comment came in along with submission of the student's thesis, 'Cartographic Representations of the Third Sector' for OCVA to publish on our website (with institutional consent). The author of the thesis, … Continue reading NEWS: University Student Says OCVA ‘light years ahead’

OPINION: Key themes to 2020 and what we are doing about them

Funding of groups Conference for Funders with an interest in Oxfordshire to encourage application consistency and open publishing of historic data on what's been funded so that groups know who to apply to and funders know what to prioritise (pending) Data for Good web tool to assist groups, funders, and strategists (in progress) Contract Hub … Continue reading OPINION: Key themes to 2020 and what we are doing about them