Strengthening Disabled People's User-Led Organisations Programme
On 20 July 2011 the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) launched the Strengthening Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations (DPULOs) Programme.
The programme is a £3 million investment over four years that will aim to promote growth and improve the sustainability of DPULOs.
On launching the Strengthening DPULOs Programme, the then Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller MP, said:
“Disabled people should have choice and independence in how they live their lives. Organisations run by, and for, disabled people play a vital role in making sure they have their voices heard at every level.”
All the information you will need to find out more about the Strengthening DPULOs Programme and how to apply to the Facilitation Fund can be found on these pages.
You can also find regular updates and resources on the programme’s Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
- Strengthening DPULOs page on Facebook
- Strengthening DPULOs programme on Twitter – follow the hashtag #dpulo
Latest news on the Disabled People’s User-Led Organisation (DPULO) Programme
News update 1 March 2013
Appointment of a Disabled People’s User Led Organisation (DPULO) Ambassador for Northern Ireland
The Office for Disability Issues is looking to appoint an Ambassador for Northern Ireland. They will work with the DPULO National Leads to promote and champion the role of DPULOs.
The Ambassador appointment will be for a period of up to two years and will require a commitment of approximately two to three days per month at £200 per day (up to £7,200 a year). Reasonable travel expenses for will be paid in line with DWP rules.
For this key role, you will need a range of skills, including:
- an in-depth understanding of the experiences and barriers faced by disabled people
- a good understanding of the civil society sector and its role in shaping and delivering public services
- experience of working within local communities and have an understanding of local issues affecting disabled people
- strong interpersonal skills with a personal style that is incisive and challenging, but not confrontational
- the ability to work with a range of people at a range of different levels, including people in the local community and local and central government officers
- ability to work within a virtual team and build long distance relationships
- strong self motivation and able to deliver change in a challenging environment and make a real difference to local communities
The full advert, information pack and application form can be downloaded below. Or if you require an accessible format, please contact Audrey Daft at: ODI.email@example.com
The closing date for applications is 10am on Wednesday 2 April 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.
- Ambassador role advert (word, 2 pages, 36KB)
- Ambassador role information pack (word, 12 pages, 74.5KB)
- Ambassador role application form (word, 13 pages, 167KB)
News update 12 February 2013
DPULOs Making A Difference
As part of the Strengthening DPULOs Programme, we are developing the 'DPULOs Making A Difference' series.
Read the first series of case studies “DPULOs Making A Difference: disability hate crime.”
News update 21 January 2013
DPULO Young Ambassadors required
Esther McVey, Minister for Disabled People is looking for six Young Ambassadors to work with DPULOs and our existing Ambassadors.
The Young Ambassadors will help DPULOs to engage with young disabled people with the aim of building the sustainability of these organisations.
We are looking for your help to make sure we engage the right young people. See the Young Ambassador nomination form for more information about the role and to make a nomination.
Please send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00 on 30 January 2013.
If you have any questions about the Strengthening DPULOs Programme, please contact your local Ambassador or the Making A Difference team on:
Page last reviewed: 1 March 2013