VODG (BSL)

About Us

Through the contribution of our members, VODG forms part of a community of more than 100 values-based organisations that play a vital role in supporting more than a million disabled people to live full independent lives. VODG believes that an ambitious, trusted and vibrant voluntary sector that works together plays a unique role in achieving this aim.

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Member Benefits

Membership of VODG is open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that provide services to disabled people

 

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Online Member Community

Regular briefings and updates on key issues affecting health and social care providers

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Members-only Meetings

Invited to all VODG meetings including the annual dinner and conference

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Influence Policy and Practice

VODG members inform policy making, systems design and best practice across the sector.

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Specialist Advice

Members can access professional advice from our investors who work collaboratively with VODG and members.

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Weekly Brief

The weekly brief is a valued VODG member benefit, providing regular news and updates on key issues of policy and practice.

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Professional Networks

VODG’s unrivalled professional networks are chaired by leaders from across our membership.

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Online Forums

The VODG professional network online forums are a leading online community within the sector.

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Annual Conference

The VODG annual conference provides members with an invaluable opportunity to engage around topical strategic issues.

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Projects

With opportunities to participate in projects and programmes delivered by VODG, our members can share their expertise and contribute to positive developments in the sector.

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Special Interest Groups

Special interest groups foster collaboration and alliances to address specific issues that require targeted activities.

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Intelligence Gathering

VODG is a central point of contact for government, regulators, policy makers, and other organisations and provides members with the inside track on sector developments.

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Collective Voice

VODG offers a powerful collective voice to government, local decision makers and in the media.

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Feedback

VODG values member feedback and invites members to submit feedback on issues so we can continue to be responsive to members’ needs and requirements.

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Member Directory

VODG’s online member directory provides additional visibility and prominence in being part of a values based group of voluntary sector organisations.

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Upcoming Events

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VODG Annual Conference 2024 (Sold Out)

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News

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Cheltenham Summer Institute

 

Publications & Resources 

A Spotlight on Injustice: The Final Report from the Commission on COVID-19, Ableism and Racism

VODG’s Commission on COVID-19, Ableism and Racism was launched to explore how the worst impacts of COVID-19 have fallen on Disabled people, and even more so on Disabled people from Black, Asian, and minoritised ethnic groups.

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Values and Beliefs

VODG and our members have created a culture that embodies our core values in everything we do.

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Our Members

Through the contribution of our members, VODG forms part of a community of more than 100 values-based organisations, that play a vital role in supporting more than a million disabled adults and children to live full independent lives.

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Professional Networks

VODG’s unrivalled professional networks are chaired by leaders from across our membership.

 

Membership of VODG is open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that provide services to disabled people

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Our Partners

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Marr Procurement

Marr Procurement is the UK’s leading care sector procurement specialist, having delivered savings for over fifty health and social care providers. Christoph Marr started Marr Procurement because he believed there had to be a fairer, more transparent way to do business. At its inception, these were the central tenets of Marr Procurement and, coupled with values of integrity, fairness and quality, remain the unwavering ethos today.

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MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Our award-winning team act for over 1000 Not for Profit organisations around the country. The team consists of accounting, auditing and advisory specialists and has built up a well-earned reputation of providing first class support and consultancy services.

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Trowers and Hamlins

Our team of specialist lawyers are deeply imbedded in the health and social care sector. We advise, operators, local authorities, the NHS investors and developers on buying or selling, establishing, building and managing care services of many kinds.

 

 

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VODG’s Big Conversation

This June, the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) will launch the Big Conversation, a survey to understand the needs of third-sector disability organisations. This commissioned research has been designed to let you have your say on the challenges you face, helping us create a vibrant third sector that works together.

 We’re Stronger Together!