11 Apr 2019

Implementation of the law in relation to human rights, disability provision and social care to be examined at upcoming VODG event

VODG believes that disabled people human rights must be upheld, including opportunities to live their lives as they choose. We know, however, that eligibility for, and access to, services continues to be squeezed. Furthermore, commissioning and procurement practices driven by contractual obligation and price, rather than by the principles of good legislation, risks dominating practice within the sector. This situation is challenging voluntary sector organisations who are seeking to deliver high quality services to disabled people.

Such critical themes form the basis of an interactive panel discussion at the next VODG chief executives’ network meeting.

Panel members, Jenni Richards QC, 39 Essex Chambers, Sanchita Hosali, director, British Institute of Human Rights, and Kari Gerstheimer, director of information and advice, Royal Mencap, will explore the issues from a legal perspective as well address questions from attendees.

The meeting takes place in London on Thursday 14 November.

VODG member chief executives and senior directors can register for the event here.