Capturing and demonstrating the value and benefits of your services – Invitation to #dpulo

This information was recently published by Inclusion London. I’m replicating it below, though substituting “DPULOs” for “DDPO” so it’s consistent with the terminology used in previous posts.

Now more than ever DPULOs need to evidence the value and benefits they bring to the services and contracts they deliver.

Earlier this year Inclusion London commissioned the Office of Public Management (OPM) to develop an easy to use, accessible ‘added-value’ tool kit that would help DPULOs demonstrate to funders and commissioners the value and benefits they bring to service delivery.

The first phase of this project is coming to an end – a bespoke added-value tool kit has been developed and tested by 6 London Deaf and disabled peoples’ organisations.

We now have successfully secured funding to roll out the toolkit to a further group of London DPULOs. DPULOs chosen will receive free training and support to use the toolkit and will, by the end of the project, have:

  • Produced a case study, using the toolkit, that demonstrates the value and benefits of your services that can be used when applying for funding or contracts
  • Understand the different ways you can best demonstrate your value to funders and commissioners
  • Be able to use the toolkit across a range of your services and work

Inclusion London would like to invite your organisation to express an interest in taking part in the second phase of this project.

If you are interested please email your details to Closing date for expression of interest: 17 December 2012. Work with DPULOs chosen will begin in January 2013.


Free disability / #dpulo leadership course from Inclusion London

Inclusion London is running a free pilot leadership course, called: “Understanding leadership in the disability movement”

If you:

  • Are active in the disability movement
  • Want to develop your leadership skills and knowledge and learning from leaders in the movement

… then this could be for you.

Inclusion London’s free pilot leadership course – “Understanding leadership in the disability movement” – is one masterclass a month, starting 20 September 2012 through to February 2013.

It will be held between 12.15pm to 5pm each session, including a networking lunch.

It is for deaf and disabled people who either work for a Deaf or disabled people’s user led organisation or individuals who are active in the movement and wish to expand their leadership skills and knowledge.

Each course will be led by recognised leaders in the disabled people’s movement.

Sessions cover topics such as:

  • Understanding leadership
  • Communicating your campaign message
  • Theory and context of the disabled peoples movement in 21st Century (exploring the social model of disability and the cultural model of deafness)
  • Challenges to the movement

Applicants must live or work in London. To apply, please tell Inclusion London in no more than 300 words:

  1. Why you would like to be on this course.
  2. The work you are doing on Deaf/disability equality issues and how this work would benefit from you attending this course.

Applications are to be sent to Geraldine O’Halloran ( at Inclusion London. Closing date: 5pm Monday 3rd September 2012 and successful applicants will be informed after Monday 10th September. Please make sure each application you send has your full name and contact details.

The course will have BSL interpreters. The venue has full disabled access.