23 Mar 2020

VODG launches COVID-19 Response Hubs

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) is actively working across the sector to ensure plans and responses in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are as informed and up-to-date as possible.

VODG has today launched a series of dedicated COVID-19 Response Hubs aimed at bringing disability organisations together to share intelligence, resources and risk mitigations in the context of the pandemic.

The COVID-19 Response Hubs provide an online forum for all parts of organisations to openly collaborate around specific issues including:

  • Commissioning relationships, funding, and contracts
  • Operations, quality and safety
  • Workforce capacity and HR.
The Hubs sit alongside a number of additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources that VODG has created to help members respond to the crisis. These include a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response webpage featuring the latest guidance and resources, the VODG member Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Brief, and VODG member keeping in touch calls.

VODG recognises that during these unprecedented times, our members need to come together to get the very latest intelligence and share ideas and solutions to ensure services are able to meet people’s needs and requirements.

The COVID-19 Response Hubs, are an extension of, and in addition, to the established professional networks valued by VODG members.

As the current situation is changing at great pace, VODG will continue to respond by implementing new resources as required, so that we can all work to ensure a voluntary sector that continues to work in the best interests of disabled people.

For details on how to join the VODG COVID-19 Response Hubs, please refer to the VODG Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Brief issued on 23 March, which VODG members can read here.