Living on the Borderline: Navigating BPD Together

Thu,14 March 2024
Blog Equality & Rights Participation
Disability Rights UK proudly presents our ground-breaking series highlighting Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) and Disabled People-Led Groups (DPLGs). This series serves as a beacon of inclusivity and empowerment, showcasing the vital role of work led by and for Disabled people, prioritising our lived-experience. By amplifying the work of DPOs and DPLGs, we want to shine a light on the diverse array of initiatives, support networks, and advocacy efforts dedicated to enhancing the lives of Disabled people, by us, for us.

In a world where understanding and support for people labelled with BPD are increasingly imperative, the launch of "Living on the Borderline" marks a significant milestone in the Disabled community. This new Disabled people-led group offers community for those at various stages of their understanding and living with the label of BPD.

At its core, the group aims to create a comforting home away from home, where individuals can confront tough questions, offer mutual support, and share insights, with people who share experiences and understanding about BPD, how society views the label and the support people deserve.

The group hold’s a Virtual Bistro, held bi-weekly on Saturdays. This virtual coffee meet-up provides a safe space for individuals to connect with like-minded peers. Led by hosts with lived experience, everyone can engage in informal discussions in a safe and caring environment.

Importantly, living on the Borderline emphasises safety and support. Instead, it complements existing resources, offering a unique blend of peer support and camaraderie.

Living on the Borderline stands as a testament to the power of community and understanding. You can follow Living at the Borderline on Instagram at @living.on.the.borderline

Join us in celebrating the strength and resilience of the disability community by sharing your lived experience! Follow us on Twitter @DisabilityRightsUK to stay updated on upcoming features and events, and learn how you can get involved and become a part of our growing network of DPOs and DPLGs. You can also sign up to our DPO newsletter to get the newest updates, funding opportunities and spotlights all in one place!

If this group sounds like something you'd like to be apart of, you can sign-up to take part using Living on the Borderline's Google form.

Stay tuned for more content about different Disabled People's Organisations and the amazing work they are doing all across the UK!