VODG Operations Directors' Professional Network Meeting | July 2024

We are pleased to announce that the next meeting of the Operations Directors' professional network is now open for booking.

We are delighted to welcome Joshua Butt, Principal Consultant at Cordis Bright as our first speaker. Fresh from the General Election result, Joshua will be presenting on policy, government and the future of social care. He will preview the potential plans of a new government and what its relationship might be towards social care in the next parliament. He will also take a look at some of the challenges that will be on the to-do list of the next Secretary of State, including local government finances, the future of CQC, workforce and more. There will be the opportunity to reflect together about what this means for the sector, and what VODG members should be planning to do next.

After a short break we will hear from Hannah Hewish, Solicitor and Legal Manager (Insight Lead) at Access Social Care on the subject of contract management and trends within councils and ASCs, before Sarah Woodhouse, Head of Policy and Influencing at VODG gives a policy update

Be sure to book your place now so as not to miss this fabulous line-up of speakers.

Speakers

Joshua Butt

Joshua Butt

Principal Consultant, Cordis Bright

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Hannah Hewish

Hannah Hewish

Solicitor and Legal Manager (Insight Lead), Access Social Care

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Sarah Woodhouse

Sarah Woodhouse

Head of Policy and Influencing, Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

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Programme

10.00

Welcome

Kerry Hamilton, Head of Membership and Operations at VODG

10.05

Introductions

Co-chairs

10.10

Policy, Government, and the Future of Social Care, including Q&A.

Joshua Butt, Principal Consultant at Cordis Bright

10.55

Break

 

11.00

Contract Management and Trends Within Councils and ASCs

Hannah Hewish, Solicitor and Legal Manager (Insight Lead) at Access Social Care

11.30

VODG Policy Update

Sarah Woodhouse, Head of Policy and Influencing at VODG

11.45

Future Topics

VODG Co-chairs

11.55

Final round up and end

Kerry Hamilton, Head of Membership and Operations at VODG

Accessibility  

Please note, should you have any accessibility requirements, we will do our best to make necessary arrangements to support you; however, we may require up to four weeks notice, so please list your requirements on the booking form. Closed captions are used as standard in online meetings. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Join the Operations Directors' Professional Network

The operations directors' network provides colleagues a secure space to discuss pertinent issues and topics via our online forum, to upload documents and to view the lastest network events. 

Meet the VODG Operations Director's Co-Chairs 

Join us at our quarterly operations directors' member meetings, chaired by leaders from across our membership.

Angela Murphy

Angela Murphy

Director of Operations and Business Development, Fitzroy

Dan Gower-Smith

Dan Gower-Smith

Group Director Operations , Avenues