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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 […]

5th September 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

19th July 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

18th July 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

8th July 2016 | By | Reply More
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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