Your work on disability hate crime: be a #dpulo case study

A couple of weeks ago, I highlighted some work I was commissioning about the role Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations (DPULOs) play in addressing disability crime.

I’m pleased to say that Access Dorset has been chosen to coordinate this work: a collection of 10 good case studies of the varied and practical work that DPLULOs are undertaking in the area of disability hate crime, and the difference that they are making.

This work is part of the “DPULOs Making A Difference” series, commissioned by the Strengthening DPULOs Programme at the Office for Disability Issues (ODI). (You can find out more about the programme by visiting the ODI website or Facebook.)

How you can get involved

We are now looking for DPULOs who could potentially be case studies for the collection.

Though there is a lot of good work that DPULOs are doing to address disability hate crime, we are looking for case studies that will demonstrate to the police, local authorities and others the difference DPULOs can make. The case studies will be chosen on:

  • The different types of work that DPULOs are undertaking to address hate crime
  • The practical difference they’re making
  • The basis of geographical spread
  • Good coverage across impairment groups.

This means we won’t be able to include every DPULO who has been doing good work in this area (though we’ll happily promote your work!).

To help us choose the 10 best case studies, we’d be very grateful if you could let us know (max 150 words each):

  • What work have you been doing in relation to Disability Hate Crime?
  • What practical difference has it made? I.e. What outcomes have been achieved for disabled people? What evidence do you have that your work has made the difference? This could be numbers or feedback from disabled people / the police. Your work could be in any area of addressing disability hate crime, for example: increasing third party reporting; educating and increasing understanding; training delivered to police/local authorities; securing funding to carry out your work; securing contracts to carry out your work? etc.

Please send your reply by email to: Jonathan Waddington-Jones (CEO, Access Dorset), If you’d like to find out more about this work, please call Access Dorset on 01202 771336.

Closing date: Monday 2 April 2012. We aim to let you know if you are chosen as a case study by Wednesday 4 April 2012


The ODI and Strengthening DPULOs Programme recognises that producing case studies will be a call on your resources. They have agreed to pay for 1.5 days work at £275 per day (a total of £412.50) to each of the 10 organisations that are chosen to undertake this work.

Please share this information with any other people / networks who you think might be interested. Thank you.


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