Posted 23.07.2021

Ensuring disabled people's voices are heard and reflected in recovery strategies was one of the key purposes of the DPO COVID-19 NET Emergency Fund which was administered to 98 DPOs across the UK.  To deliver this, strengthening engagement with disabled people at all tables is essential.

Continuing with DPO stories, The Glasgow Access Panel tells us:

We believe that consultation with disabled people is the only way to an inclusive society, and that this is a valuable role fulfilled by DPOs. Early consultation with DPOs in the planning stages of new projects and developments can help to identify barriers before they are built, which creates a better and more inclusive environment, in addition to being more cost-effective than having to retrofit and rebuild inaccessible structures in the future.

Read stories from The Glasgow Access Panel & other DPOs across the UK