‘Social care is essential to people’s quality of life and daily experiences and should be prioritised as such. Yet this report again demonstrates the significant lack of progress, prioritisation and understanding this government has for social care.'
VODG responds to the Health Services Safety Investigations Body report on caring for adults with a learning disability in acute hospitals. We endorse the report and its recommendations and highlight the important work third sector providers do to prevent hospital admissions occurring in the first place.
Responding to the CQC's State of Care report VODG calls out the unacceptable postcode lottery that exists and calls on political parties to address the current disparities disabled people face and invest in social care.
Staff recruitment and retention continues to be a significant challenge for disabled people and support providers across the country. A sustainable solution will not be possible until local authorities are able to fully cover the true costs of social care support.
Major failings occurred in how the government communicated with disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups during the pandemic, says a report from the Commission on COVID-19, Ableism and Racism published today (Thursday).
The social care workforce does a tremendous job supporting people of all ages to live independent and fulfilling lives. While there is clear commitment by third sector providers to invest in and grow the workforce, with 152,000 vacancies still to fill, it’s clear that radical action is needed.