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    Failure to invest in social care will leave many without support

    Failure to invest in social care will leave many without support

    Put social care funding back on track says leading voluntary group   Professor Rhidian Hughes chief executive of VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) said:   “An estimated 1.9 million people use adult social care services in England alone. We urge the Chancellor to take heed of the report from the Communities and Local Government […]

    6th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    New report sets out why dementia and learning disabilities needs better representation in policy, practice and research

    New report sets out why dementia and learning disabilities needs better representation in policy, practice and research

    People with learning disabilities are five times more likely than those in the general population to develop dementia*. Today a partnership of voluntary sector organisations launch a new report calling for the needs of people with learning disabilities and dementia to be better addressed.   Dementia has never had such a high profile. The Prime […]

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    New report sets out ways to reduce the disability employment gap

    New report sets out ways to reduce the disability employment gap

    A new report published calls for more practical solutions to close the disability employment gap.   Closing the disability and employment gap is published by VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group), and outlines successful employment and training schemes delivered by specialist disability organisations. It includes recommendations for government, employers and care providers to boost employment […]

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    Final Autumn Statement met with dismay by those organisations who support elderly, vulnerable and disabled

    Final Autumn Statement met with dismay by those organisations who support elderly, vulnerable and disabled

    Disability charity Enham Trust which supports people in their transition towards living lives of choice, control and independence commented following the Autumn Statement 2016 “We appreciate the difficult financial position of the chancellor and his efforts to provide an efficient National Health Service and effective social care and we recognise that however much money he […]

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    CQC’s State of Care report shows underfunding is bringing care to tipping point-comments

    CQC’s State of Care report shows underfunding is bringing care to tipping point-comments

    Elderly and vulnerable people are having difficulty accessing high-quality care as local authorities slash funding and raise the eligibility criteria and social care and care home operator fees increasing, the strain is now palpable. Today’s CQC annual report State of Care confirms to many organisations involved in care that entire care sector including the NHS is […]

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    New resource launched today supports the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities

    New resource launched today supports the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities

    VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) and NDTI (National Development Team for Inclusion) have today published the second edition of a guide which explains how the health charter can be used by social care providers[1]. This practical new resource supports the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities and aims to reduce inequalities in healthcare which were […]

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    Social care providers call for voluntary sector to have central role amid NHS cuts and uncertainty

    Social care providers call for voluntary sector to have central role amid NHS cuts and uncertainty

    Social care providers today call for the voluntary sector to be recognised as central to the NHS and health system. The message is outlined in a new publication from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) that describes the reasons for closer partnership.   In today’s paper – What can the voluntary sector do to encourage greater […]

    15th August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Government policies on disability care funding put social care in crisis

    Government policies on disability care funding put social care in crisis

    The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) represents leading not for profit disability providers has Responded to the House of Commons Health Committee report on the impact of the spending review on health and social care, VODG chief executive Dr Rhidian Hughes said:   “Demand for provision is rising whilst Government’s policies are leaving fewer disabled […]

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    Disability Group focuses on the future following Brexit

    Disability Group focuses on the future following Brexit

    A focus on the future: leading voluntary sector group reports on the impact of Brexit VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) represents leading not for profit disability organisations who together provide care and support to over one million disabled people. Immediately after the EU referendum result the group has consulted its membership to identify post-Brexit issues […]

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    voluntary disability group argues for improved commissioning to seize the benefits of technology in care

    voluntary disability group argues for improved commissioning to seize the benefits of technology in care

    Today the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) launches a new report on how social care providers are embracing technology to improve services. The group argues that commissioning practices must keep pace with technological change to support quality improvement.   The report coincides with the Department for Communities and Local Government social care inquiry which is […]

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    VODG welcomes the launch of Learning Disability England

    VODG welcomes the launch of Learning Disability England

    Speaking about the launch of Learning Disability England (LDE), chief executive of the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) Rhidian Hughes said: “Learning Disability England will play a unique and pivotal role in putting the voices of people with learning disabilities at centre stage. We are delighted the organisation has arrived and look forward to working […]

    13th June 2016 | By | Reply More
    Voluntary sector partnership launch resource to help build volunteer capability and capacity

    Voluntary sector partnership launch resource to help build volunteer capability and capacity

    Volunteers make a unique contribution to the care and support sector by offering time, expertise and friendship. To mark this year’s volunteer week the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) and National Care Forum (NCF) have produced a toolkit to help social care organisations build volunteer capability and capacity in local services.   The toolkit supports […]

    3rd June 2016 | By | Reply More
    Sign up to Social Care Employee Engagement Survey

    Sign up to Social Care Employee Engagement Survey

    The two leading organisations representing not for-profit providers, the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group and the National Care Forum, have joined forces with Agenda Consulting to tackle social care workforce challenges.   In an environment of tight financial constraints, the social care sector is managing significant recruitment and retention issues. The turnover of staff is adding […]

    11th April 2016 | By | Reply More
    Leading voluntary sector group welcomes first round of investors

    Leading voluntary sector group welcomes first round of investors

    The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) representing leading not for profit disability organisations has announced the first round of companies joining its investors’ programme. The investors’ programme is designed to enable industry experts to actively support VODG and its members in the pursuit of progressive, high quality care and sustainable services for disabled people. The […]

    7th April 2016 | By | Reply More
    CQC consultation a complete farce says head of VODG

    CQC consultation a complete farce says head of VODG

    Following the announcement by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of a significant fee increase to providers, the regulator has released supporting statutory documents: Commenting on these documents, VODG chief executive Rhidian Hughes said: “CQC’s consultation on its fees has been a complete farce. VODG, and our members, have wasted considerable time and resources engaging with the regulator […]

    6th April 2016 | By | Reply More
    CQC’s approach to fees is damaging good care

    CQC’s approach to fees is damaging good care

    Following the Care Quality Commission’s announcement that an increase in the fees charged to care providers the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) has strongly opposed this measure.   VODG chief executive, Professor Rhidian Hughes said:   “Alongside CQC’s strategy consultation this latest announcement does little to strengthen the regulator’s commitment to efficiency and cost control. The sector […]

    30th March 2016 | By | Reply More
    A perfect storm say care organisations as demand for social care rises and needs go unmet

    A perfect storm say care organisations as demand for social care rises and needs go unmet

    “The absence of social care was an obvious and concerning void in the budget” says the head of leading voluntary sector group   The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) represents leading not for profit disability organisations. Responding to the Chancellor’s budget statement chief executive, Dr Rhidian Hughes said:   “We have reached a perfect storm. Demand […]

    20th March 2016 | By | Reply More
    Leading voluntary group challenge the Care Quality Commission to deliver value for money

    Leading voluntary group challenge the Care Quality Commission to deliver value for money

    The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) which represents leading not for profit disability providers; has today responded to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) consultation on its future strategy. The group finds that CQC’s consultation on its 2016/21 strategy does little to strengthen sector confidence in the regulator’s commitment to efficiency. Nor does the consultation offer assurance […]

    11th March 2016 | By | Reply More
    Updated advice issued to address health inequalities for people with learning disabilities

    Updated advice issued to address health inequalities for people with learning disabilities

    The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and National Care Forum (NCF) has launched a new report describing how providers use the health charter in practice. The report is accompanied by refreshed guidance. With well over 100 organisations now signed up to the health charter, this practical guide is based on […]

    9th November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Voluntary Organisations Disability Group “enormously disappointed” with CQC

    Voluntary Organisations Disability Group “enormously disappointed” with CQC

    The leading body that represents not for profit disability organisations, Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), today responds to CQC’s proposals to levy additional charges on providers.   People are using care services at a time of unprecedented austerity. Over the last five years funding reductions have totaled £4.6 billion, with directors of adult social services […]

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