The discussion will be every Tuesday night from 8-9pm, and is an opportunity for people who work or are interested in Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations to chat with each other on various topics of interest.
The first #dpulo Twitter discussion is taking place tonight (Tuesday 29 November) at 8pm.
The purpose of the #dpulo Twitter discussions are to:
- Enable people associated with DPULOs to share the issues they’re facing and solutions they or others have come across
- Enable people to share ideas / information / publications / resources they’ve come across with each other
- Provide a level of peer support and networking for people who work in disabled people’s user-led organisations.
The topic for the first session is, naturally enough: What is a Disabled People’s User-Led Organisation?
As well as sharing information about current and previous (approximate) definitions on what a DPULO is, it would be really interesting to get people’s perspectives on questions such as:
- How do we ensure the definition and perception of a DPULO covers all disabled people with rights under equality law?
- How do we ensure the wider engagement of people from other equality strands – such as BME, LGBT or gender – in DPULOs?
- How do we involve / engage family members and carers in DPULOs?
- Towards a new definition: is there a better name/title (and acronym!) for capturing the essence of what Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations do?
Please feel free to get involved in the discussion and share your views and perspectives. The hashtag for the discussion is #dpulo. Please do also share details of the discussion with anyone you think may be interested in it.
I’ll write up the discussion in a blogpost afterwards, and share with everyone who took part and is interested in this topic.
(A note about the time: I know there are a couple of other Twitter discussions that take place between 8-9pm on a Tuesday evening, one around local government and a couple around occupational therapy. Having been through a coproduced process, no less, to determine the time people preferred, Tuesday evening came out as the best slot. This, combined with the fact that piggy-backing on some already popular discussions means it feels like a good idea to stick with the time/day people preferred. However, we’ll look at this and see how it goes.)