Posted 11.08.2021

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 have lived experience.
DPOs have greater understanding and insight into disabled people’s needs; greater knowledge of issues; stronger relationship between the organisation and service user leading to more effective and better designed delivery.
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