After an excellent test run at the end of last year, I’m pleased to say the Disabled People’s User-Led Organisation (DPULO) discussion is back, starting… at 8pm tonight! The excellent Ambassador for the programme in the North East, Oli Wood, is leading these discussions. Below is his post introducing tonight’s discussion. The original post is on his website, and you can follow Oli on Twitter here: @oliwood1981.
The DPULO (Disabled People’s User Led Organisations) chat is back on Twitter tonight, it is hosted in association with the Strengthening DPULOs Programme (on which you can find more here and on Facebook). An overview of the programme is here.
The #dpulo Twitter 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 #dpulo Twitter discussion is resuming tonight (Tuesday 21 February) 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 this session is:
How do we ensure the wider engagement of people from other equality strands – such as BME, LGBT or gender – in DPULOs?
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.