Posted 10.08.2021

Recent stories we’ve shared highlight the importance of Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK. Ongoing emergency funding is needed to build on the achievements of this DPO COVID-19 NET Emergency Fund and the determination of DPOs to support disabled people locally.  

A clearer understanding of the value of DPOs and how they differ from non-user-led disability charities is needed.

Disabled Peoples Organisations are led, directed and governed by disabled people for disabled people.
DPOs have an implicit or explicit commitment to the social model of disability and promoting/advancing the human rights of disabled people.
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