VODG Operations Directors’ Network Meeting | A Focus on Workforce

OpWednesday 6 October 2021, 10.30 – 13.00


  • Pippa Foster
  • Dan Gower-Smith (Apologies)

Draft Programme

Welcome 10.30 Kerry Hamilton, Head of Membership at VODG
Introductions 10.35 Pippa Foster, VODG Co-Chair
VODG Policy Update 10.40 Erika Murigi, Head of Communications and Public Affairs at VODG
The care exchange from Skills for Care podcast 11.00 Pia Rathje-Burton, Locality Manager at Skills for Care
The work of the TLAP 11.30  Ian McCreath, Head at TLAP
Break 12.00 Break
Focus on Workforce Open Forum Discussion

  • Recruitment and retention
  • Better pay for social care
  • Mandatory vaccinations
  • Wellbeing
  • Training
Pippa Foster, VODG Co-Chair
Temp Agency Staff (Improving fulfilment and cutting the cost of agency staff) 12.30 Christoph Marr, Managing Director at Marr Procurement
Future meetings 12.50 Pippa Foster, VODG Co-Chair
Final round up 12.55 Kerry Hamilton, Head of Membership at VODG
Finish 13.00