Identifying and managing risks and issues following the decision to leave the EU

Following the historic EU referendum VODG launched a programme of work to support providers through the uncertainties, challenges and to identify opportunities.

With organisations already operating in a difficult financial climate with a growing need for services but dwindling resources, our report immediately after the result showed how the referendum result heightens previously established priorities for providers – funding, workforce, policy and regulation – as well as creating additional concerns such community cohesion, rights and the risk of distracting attention from domestic policy.

A further report on the impact for social care provider organisations set out the issues for organisations to consider when planning strategy, services and workforce. It examines the ramifications of different visions of Brexit – so called “hard Brexit” and “soft Brexit” – depending on how close a relationship the UK retains with the EU and its access to the single market.