DPULOs, mental health and Mind

I’m currently involved in the Strengthening DPULOs Programme, which you can find out more about on the ODI website and on its dedicated Facebook page.

  1. I’m keen to ensure that the Strengthening DPULOs Programme supports organisations run by a wide range of disabled people. This especially includes people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions.On the latter, it was great that the Chief Executive of Mind, Paul Farmer, talked about the programme at the recent conference of Local Mind Chief Execs and then tweeted about it, as you can see in the exchange below:

  2. If your organisation is user-led, new Govt grand fund to build capacity offering 10k,looking for applications, I hear t.co/vv4qTLlB
    November 9, 2011 7:06:17 AM EST
  3. @paulfarmermind Thanks for sharing info about #dpulo programme. I’m heading it up at @ODIgovuk and had great mtg w your staff.
    November 10, 2011 3:30:52 PM EST
  4. @paulfarmermind Both Kaaren and especially @sarahofholloway fab – really pleased to have made the link. Rly important to me prog benefits MH
    November 10, 2011 3:31:55 PM EST
  5. @rich_w great to hear feedback. Thanks and hope some local Minds and MHz UNOs apply.
    November 10, 2011 6:17:28 PM EST
  6. RT @paulfarmermind: If your org is user-led, new Govt fund to build capacity offering up to [30k] looking for apps < Fab, thanks! #dpulo
    November 10, 2011 3:33:19 PM EST
  7. We’ve been keen in the first 3 months of the programme to ensure we’re covering mental health organisations. This has included meeting with various mental health organisations, including NSUN:
  8. We will continue to do this. If there are other ways in which you think we can engage mental health user-led organisations, please let me know!

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