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OCTS and Incorporating Covid-19 Safe Practices to its Training Delivery
OCTS would like to thank all its customers for the understanding they showed at the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic which resulted in all courses being cancelled. Over the past few months, we have used this opportunity to review our position and think creatively how we resume our service. As with many other training establishments this has led us in the direction of delivering a selection of our courses online,
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge for us all and although education has been given the go ahead to continue face-to-face we have decided to deliver all our selection of courses on line for the time being .
OCTS is now managed and administered by the Homeless Oxfordshire, Reconnect Project.
OCTS was originally formed in 1985 by an inter-
Following continuous review of this provision, training needs for all workers in or associated with front line roles, regardless of previous education attainment was identified. This was for training with a particular emphasis on being able to better understand the multiple and complex problems clients using these services present with, that impact their ability to engage with or benefit from service providers in a helpful way. By service providers we mean voluntary and statutory sector services such as housing, health, education and social care. Courses tend to be pitched at introductory/intermediate level and between one or two days duration.
OCTS has a rigorous monitoring and evaluation process which together with feedback from its users and informed decisions made by representatives of the OCTS executive committee is how decisions are made about its continued development and courses provided.
The executive committee is made up of members who reflect a range of local statutory and voluntary agencies.