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About VODG

man with arms aloftWho we are

The VODG is a grouping of over 80 leading voluntary sector and not-for-profit disability organisations that works on behalf of its members to influence and develop social care policy, build relationships with government and other key agencies, promotes best practice and keep members up-to-date on matters that have an effect on service delivery. See Our Vision

VODG members work with around a million disabled people throughout the UK providing services that promote independence, choice and control. VODG members share common values, employ more than 75,000 staff and have a combined annual turnover in excess of £2.2 billion.

What we do

Our overarching aim is to ensure that VODG members, working in partnership with commissioners, can provide progressive high quality and sustainable services that reflect ‘Think Local, Act Personal,’ principles, uphold the rights and meet the needs of disabled people.


  • The VODG aims to influence the sector through a combined and expert voice that is authoritative, based on the applied experience of members;
  • The VODG builds effective partnerships with central and local government and other key agencies and offers a means by which voluntary service providers can be consulted in a coherent way;
  • The VODG provides outstanding information through regular news and policy briefings;
  • The VODG promotes, conducts and engages in research to the benefit of its members and disabled people;
  • The VODG offers exceptional networking opportunities and peer group support for Chief Executives, or other Directors and Senior Managers.