VODG welcomes CQC resource to promote equality and human rights

Today VODG welcomes the CQC (Care Quality Commission) publication Equally Outstanding.

This good practice resource examines how organisations that have a strong emphasis on equality and human rights deliver better care services. It describes how many services which have achieved a CQC ‘outstanding’ rating demonstrate an approach which focuses on championing rights and promoting the inclusion of the people they support.

Rhidian Hughes, VODG chief executive, said:

“VODG is committed to supporting the social care and disability sector to uphold the rights of people who use services. CQC’s report provides a compelling case that, despite the financial challenges facing the sector, providers need a relentless focus on equality and human rights. The case studies and practical examples in CQC’s publication demonstrate what can be achieved. We can all learn from it.”

VODG has welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the new resource. On the day of the report’s publication CQC will also present and discuss the messages in the paper with VODG members at our annual conference.

A key priority for VODG in 2017/18 is to lead and support sector activities that directly tackles health inequalities.