Publications & Resources
Closing the disability and employment gap
5th December 2016
Closing the disability and employment gap outlines successful employment and training schemes delivered by specialist disability organisations. It includes recommendations for government, employers and care providers to boost employment for working-age disabled people.
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.
Post Brexit: the impact for social care provider organisations
1st October 2016
Post Brexit: the impact for social care provider organisations sets out issues for organisations to consider when planning strategy, services and workforce.
Health charter in practice 2nd edition
17th September 2016
The second edition of a guide which explains how the health charter can be used by social care providers has now been published. This practical resource supports the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities and aims to reduce inequalities in healthcare which were highlighted in a recent report.
Dementia, equity and rights
17th August 2016
Dementia, equity and rights highlights a new approach to care. The publication exposes that failing to develop a rights-based approach to dementia risks leaving large swathes of the population without appropriate support.
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.
Post Brexit: what next for voluntary organisations?
7th July 2016
Post Brexit: what next for voluntary organisations? builds on the findings derived from consulting the membership immediately after the EU referendum result in order to identify post-Brexit issues and risks. The report reinforces the on-going challenges providers are experiencing as well as highlighting that further expenditure cuts will leave the sector in much deeper crisis.
Volunteer management toolkit 2nd edition
17th May 2016
The Volunteer management toolkit supports frontline managers to create volunteer roles which enable people to make a real difference to local social care services. It looks at how to take an inclusive approach to volunteering, outlining how people who have experienced fewer life opportunities can be encouraged to volunteer.
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.
How do disability organisations recruit, retain and develop the right workforce?
13th April 2016
This though leadership report responds to the challenges disability organsiations face in recruiting, retraining and developing the right workforce. The paper explores how providers can create a competitive edge in local labour markets and transform the sector into a career of choice.
Health charter in practice
25th November 2015
Health Charter in practice uses cases studies to document how the health charter is being used and where the gaps remain. The report reiterates that much can be done by social care providers, working together with people with learning disabilities, family carers and their health colleagues to improve health and wellbeing, with the Health Charter providing an essential framework.