VODG Spring newsletter 2017
Welcome to the VODG Spring newsletter. In this issue find out more about:
- designing the right dementia care
- top tips when choosing a provider
- VODG networks challenge health inequalities
- our website refresh
- what is coming up.
Designing the right dementia care
People with learning disabilities are five times more likely than those in the general population to develop dementia. VODG, in partnership with other voluntary organisations, examined the needs of people with learning disabilities and dementia.
A partnership report has also been produced to seek improvements to dementia services for people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) community. The report outlines the growing need for appropriate care for LGB&T people with dementia, the learning that can be applied from existing high-quality dementia care, and the next steps for creating stronger approaches.
Top tips when choosing a provider
VODG networks challenge health inequalities
Our website refresh
What is coming up
Our news pages provide the latest updates on our work. This includes information about our continued lobbying and campaigning, with our partners, for a secure financial settlement for the sector.
Find out more about VODG’s programme of work on managing Brexit-related risks and issues. Forthcoming is a risk register and mitigation plan to help providers tackle the uncertainties ahead.
We will also be publishing a partnership report on harnessing the benefits of technology in social care – this follows up our earlier report on the topic.