VODG networks: dates for 2017
1st January 2017
14 July 2016 operations meeting: key notes and resources
28th November 2016
08 November 2016 operations meeting: key notes and resources
28th November 2016
VODG Social value toolkit: mainstreaming social value in social care
17th November 2016
The VODG Social Value Toolkit promotes increased cooperation between social care commissioners and providers. The guidance has been created in response to the fact that while there are resources to support commissioners to implement the Social Value Act, less guidance exists for social care providers.
Dementia and learning disabilities event roundup
19th October 2016
What can the voluntary sector do to encourage greater engagement and collaboration with the health system?
8th August 2016
VODG calls for the voluntary sector to be recognised as central to the NHS and health system. The paper describes the challenges and solutions to more joined up approaches to health and care.
Technology is changing the way we live. Can it also transform the way we deliver adult social care?
10th July 2016
VODG argues for improved commissioning to seize the benefits of technology in care. The report outlines innovative approaches to the design and delivery of adult social care through the use of technology.
Together we can deliver more effective commissioning and de-commissioning for people with learning disabilities and autism
17th April 2016
This thought leadership report seeks to overcome the barriers preventing good commissioning and de-commissioning in order to ensure people with learning disabilities and autism receive the right care, in the right place at the right time. The report provides practical suggestions, approaches and tactics for making progress.
Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
14th March 2012
Another way: transforming peoples’ lives through good practice in adult social care
26th May 2011
Another way looks at how to transform people’s lives through good practice in social care. The report responds to the Winterbourne View scandal which exposed the abuse of people with complex learning disabilities at a care unit in Bristol.
Gain without pain: how the voluntary sector can help deliver the social care agenda for people with disabilities
26th October 2010
Gain without pain outlines how the voluntary sector can help deliver the social care agenda for people with disabilities. The report explores how organisations can save time and money in challenging contexts.
Maximising service outcomes – the contribution of capital finance and assets
23rd October 2010
Maximising service outcomes explores how to maximise service outcomes. The report is a collaborative piece building on a workshop between VODG member senior executives, local authority senior executives, a social investment expert, and senior executives from the Cabinet Office Efficiency and Reform Team and Local Partnerships.