On 1 November Southern Health formally acquired Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust.
If you were a Ridgeway employee, you have now been transferred to Southern Health. All the terms and conditions of your contract are protected under 'TUPE'.
As one organisation, this is the start of a really potent era for learning disability and social care services in southern England. With a larger range of services, pooled expertise and resources, we can make a big difference for people with learning disabilities across the region.
What happens next?
The transfer is complete, and we are officially one organisation. But there is still a huge amount to do to really release the benefits of our merger.
Looking ahead, our services will continue to change and improve, and we will become more integrated, offering a better experience for our service users.
Over the coming weeks, there will be lots of things for you to be aware of as a result of our merger, so we will keep these pages open to host this type of specific information for the near future.
The staff website
In addition to these pages, there is also the Southern Health staff website. We really recommend that you visit the 'New starters page' we've created for those joining Southern Health from Ridgeway. This page gives you useful signposting to help you get the most from the website.