MacIntyre's Bill Mumford, former VODG chair, blogs on his new position at NICE as he nears six months in the role.
We are pleased to announce that Aisling Duffy Chief Executive of Certitude has been elected by members to the VODG’s Board.
A paper published by VODG today, Workforce planning to achieve person-centred support, offers unique insights into the employment challenges facing social care providers.
Leadership, reduced bureaucracy and sharing risk are among the key ingredients to successful commissioning, according to a report published today.
John Adams, VODG general secretary, blogs about a recent workshop on the barriers to successful strategic commissioning.
An accessible version of Question Time has enabled people with learning disabilities to question the political process.
The VODG welcomes the publication of the Government’s response to the Francis recommendations; the quality of services and the safety of care people receive should be the primary and persistent focus, of all providers, from the front-line to the Board room.
Advance publishes a report today that illustrates the transformative power of shared ownership housing for disabled people.
VODG member Walsingham, a leading social care charity, has appointed Heather Benjamin as its new Chair of Trustees.
A Camphill Village Trust (CVT) community is set to star in a BBC television cookery programme this week. Botton Village, in North Yorkshire, will feature in Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds on Monday (11th November).
VODG member 'Advance' seeks applicants for this exciting senior position.
The VODG welcomes today’s news that the Court of Appeal has ruled that the Government (DWP) acted unlawfully in taking a decision in December 2012 to abolish the Independent Living Fund (ILF), without complying with its duty to promote equality for disabled people.
Learn about an important study being carried out by a research team at the University of Cambridge.
VODG member Certitude are recruiting a Person Centred Development Manager to work across their Learning Disability and Mental Health Directorates.
Congratulations to VODG member St Anne’s Community Services who have successfully retained their Investors in People Gold status.
The VODG is delighted to warmly welcome its latest member, Alternative Futures Group!
We are delighted to welcome NYAS to VODG membership.
A Linkage Community Trust report published today reveals how people are caught in funding rows between councils and demands an end to the postcode lottery of care
VODG shares the concern of Leonard Cheshire Disability as to the potential impact of Government amendments 143, 145, 146 and 149, which relate to the powers of the CQC to conduct periodic and special reviews into health and social care.
After a long wait the government has finally published a new version of its Fair Deal guidance “Fair Deal for staff pensions: staff transfer from central government” (“Fair Deal 2013”).
Sue Ryder working with its Department of Health voluntary sector strategic partners the National Care Forum (NCF) and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) has commissioned personalisation specialists Groundswell Partnership, to write a paper exploring best practice in residential care as part of their work being a strategic partner with the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England.
Clare Pelham has succeeded Bill Mumford in chairing leading disability organisation VODG.
As Bill Mumford steps down as VODG chairman, writes about his five-year tenure and on the crucial role of the group.