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 need to be at every table. 

General Comment 7 from the UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled People (CRPD) sets out why disabled people need representation and how DPOs should be resourced to support & provide that.

Disabled people need to be placed at the heart of policy making. Break down barriers.

Read General Comment 7