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The State of Care – Professional bodies comment on CQC’s annual assessment on health and social care

State of Care Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s annual...

”All parts of the system must work together” – VODG responds to launch of Community Discharge Fund

The government has announced a three-year £62million Community Discharge Fund to help local authorities discharge people with learning disabilities and/or autism from inpatient settings...

Coronavirus pandemic has profound impact on social care and demonstrates the need for social care reform

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released the second statistical bulletin in its Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great...

VODG responds to CQC data on deaths of people with a learning disability

The regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published new analysis that demonstrates a significant increase in the death of people with a...

VODG responds to yesterday’s coronavirus briefing led by Health Secretary Matt Hancock

In response to today’s daily briefing given by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Dr Rhidian Hughes, Chief Executive of the...

Urgent need to support disabled people and their services-Covid-19 survey results

New data from adult social care providers reveals urgent need to better support disabled people and their services through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic   The government...

Reaction to government’s COVID-19 action plan for adult social care- VODG

For far too long, the social care sector has not been recognised for the vital contribution it makes to our society. The Coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Proposed uplift of up to 10% for social care providers ‘wholly inadequate’ – VODG

A proposed uplift of up to 10% for social care providers to address rising demand and costs caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is...

Social care sector unites in criticising careless Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Human rights reform outrage – social care sector unites in open letter to Ministers criticising careless Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill Over 100 social care sector...

Budget- £650m props up social care but ignores the real problems within the care sector

In response to Phillip Hammond's announcement of a further £650m for social care in today's budget, in addition to the £240m announced last month, Alzheimer's Society...

Social care at tipping point as quality of care dependent on postcode

This year’s State of Care shows that most people are still getting good care – when they can access it. The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC)...

With people living longer, increases in costs and decreases in funding, adult social care is at breaking point

Responding to a report by Voluntary Organisations Disability Group on adult social care funding, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing board,...

Opportunity to strengthen social care in Autumn Budget

The opportunity to shore up the fragile social care system must not be overlooked in the forthcoming autumn budget, according to a new report...

Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

Today, 13th July, the court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay. This overturns an employment tribunal which...

Awareness and adjustments are key to tackling health inequalities

Greater awareness of the health issues experienced by disabled people and the use of reasonable adjustments are vital if individuals are to have better...

Social care providers must adopt new approaches if they are to survive

Social care providers must adopt new approaches if they are to survive the challenges of funding cuts and policy changes, according to a new...

Government must focus on how Brexit affects the voluntary social care sector

Brexit will undermine support for disabled people unless the government shores up the voluntary social care sector, according to a new report.   Voluntary Organisations Disability...

Government’s failure to fund social care ignores the devastating effects on those who rely on care

Following today’s Autumn Budget statement Dr Rhidian Hughes, VODG chief executive said:   “Government’s continued failure to fund social care has consequences. It means that’s...

VODG demands disability provision is not sidelined after Government announces consultation on social care

VODG welcomes Government’s step forward in addressing future social care strategy, but demands that disability provision is not sidelined. Government has announced a process for...

Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

The tactics being taken by Government’s revenue agency HMRC is taking a spectacular new turn in dealing with the sleep in crisis says VODG...

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