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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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