lth Committee have helped bust social care funding myths but the sector remains at critical

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Health Committee have helped bust social care funding myths but the sector remains at critical

 

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) represents leading not for profit disability providers. Responding to the House of Commons Health Committee report on the impact of the spending review on health and social care, VODG chief executive Dr Rhidian Hughes said:

“Demand for provision is rising whilst Government’s policies are leaving fewer disabled people eligible for essential community support. The Health Committee have helped bust social care funding myths but the sector remains at a critical state. The spending review settlement was woefully inadequate and, with her new Cabinet in place, we urge the Prime Minister to use the report to lead a progressive and fair approach to care and support in this country.”

 

Notes for editors

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) represents over
80 leading voluntary and charity social care disability provider organisations. Its members work with around a million disabled people, employ more than 85,000 staff and have a combined annual turnover in excess of £2.6 billion.

Find out more about VODG via our website www.vodg.org.uk or tweet via @VODGmembership. For further comment please email media.press@vodg.org.uk.