Looking Forward: Shaping the Future of the DPO Capacity Building Project

Tue,18 June 2024
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For the past two years, the DPO Capacity Building Project, delivered by Disability Rights UK (DR UK) and funded by the Legal Education Fund, has been dedicated to developing and empowering the Disabled People's Organisations (DPO) sector.

We have accomplished a great deal during this period. We have drafted three comprehensive research reports on the sector and continue to lead research in intersectional practice. We have provided targeted training and coproduced valuable resources, such as the DPO Support Hub. We’ve fostered meaningful connections and the intersectional DPO Forum. Additionally, we have supported national policy campaigns, such as the Disabled Peoples Manifesto, launched promotional campaigns for the sector, and collaborated with funders to fund led by and for organisations.

As we reach this pivotal point, it's time to look forward and plan the next steps of our journey. We believe that the insights and ideas of those within the DPO sector are crucial for shaping our future direction.

We invite DPOs, Disabled people-led groups, and staff members and volunteers of DPOs, both outside and including the project steering board, to share their thoughts and suggestions.


Join Us for a Future Planning Session

We will be holding two Zoom sessions to gather your input:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, 24th July 2024, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM BST

  • Session 2: Tuesday, 30th July 2024, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM BST

We’re happy to host more upon request.


How to Participate

Please sign up via this Google form

If Google Forms don't work for you, please email rebecca.tayler-edwards@disabilityrightsuk.org with the subject heading ‘Future Planning Session’. In your email, kindly let us know your access requirements to ensure the sessions are fully inclusive and accessible.

Please note that if your email does not have the subject heading ‘Future Planning Session’, It may be missed. 


Why Your Input Matters

Your participation will help us identify key areas of need and opportunity within the DPO sector.

Together, we can build on our successes and continue to advance the rights and opportunities for disabled people across the UK.

We look forward to your valuable contributions and to working together to shape the future of the DPO Capacity Building Project.