Update on the Strengthening #dpulo Programme

The Strengthening Disabled People’s User-Led Organisation (DPULO) has just posted an update out to a wide range of DPULOs. Below is the text of the update. If you didn’t receive it and would like to in future, please let me know using the comments below or via Twitter – @rich_w.

I am emailing to share information with you about the Strengthening Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations (DPULOs) Programme, and to let you know how you can stay in touch with our work.

The Programme was launched by the Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller MP, last year. The aim of the Strengthening DPULOs Programme is to provide a range of practical and financial support to DPULOs to become stronger and more sustainable.

You can read an overview of the Strengthening DPULOs Programme here.

Since launch, the Programme has provided financial support to a DPULO every week of the programme through the Facilitation Fund – over 25 organisations in less than 6 months. It has also provided a wide range of non-financial support to DPULOs, including evidence about the effectiveness of DPULOs and learning from DPULOs across the country.

You can read about the difference the Strengthening DPULOs Programme has made so far here.

Find out more about the Programme and keeping in touch

We will be starting a regular, monthly email to all DPULOs. This will help share learning and evidence from the programme, and share other useful sources of information. It will also create a networking opportunity for DPULOs and other interested stakeholders.

This regular email will start at the end of this month, and we’ll aim not to inundate you with information may receive from other sources.

To find out more about the Strengthening DPULOs Programme, you can visit our website.

You can also keep in touch with the programme through our regularly updated Facebook page. This includes information that may be useful to DPULOs, as well as information about the programme too. If you are on Facebook, you can find us there.

If you are on Twitter, you can share information and find out more about DPULOs using the hashtag #dpulo.

As always, we’d be grateful if you can spread the word and publicise this news throughout your networks / newsletters / websites etc.

Contact us

For information, biographies, contact details and details of the areas covered by each of the 12 DPULO Ambassadors covers, please visit the Ambassadors page.

If you have any questions about the Facilitation Fund or any part Strengthening DPULOs Programme, please contact odi.businessperformance@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

Share this information

Please feel free to forward this information on to any DPULOs, networks or stakeholders you think might find it interesting. If you didn’t receive the original email, please share your contact details with us so you can receive our monthly emails.


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