DPULOs: part of the mix

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Slides for a webinar I gave for ripfa on Disabled People's User-Led Organisations. Background information about the webinar and ripfa's work is available here: http://www.ripfa.co.uk/user-led-organisations/webinar-21-nov-2011/

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DPULOs: part of the mix

  1. 1. User-Led Organisations: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Webinar for research in practice for adults Rich Watts – National Lead, Strengthening DPULOs Programme
  2. 2. <ul><li>Reflect on the main learning from ripfa’s series of ULO events </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the challenges for DPULOs and commissioners in the current environment </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas for addressing these challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Share existing evidence and resources regarding DPULOs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an overview of the government’s new Strengthening DPULOs Programme </li></ul>ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Overview
  3. 3. ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Discussion <ul><li>What is a ULO? </li></ul>
  4. 4. ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Definitions <ul><li>DPULO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 75% of Management Board are disabled people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 50% of staff are disabled people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 50% of volunteers are disabled people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works from the social model of disability perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Or working towards the above) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ULO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explicitly includes carers and older people as part of %s </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Reflections from rip fa ’s ULO events (1) <ul><li>User involvement and engagement in essential to all aspects of social care </li></ul><ul><li>ULOs are unique and have a unique offer </li></ul><ul><li>ULOs face particular dilemmas </li></ul><ul><li>LAs have a key enabling role </li></ul><ul><li>ULOs can support all stages of the commissioning cycle (analyse, decide, deliver, review) </li></ul><ul><li>ULOs are increasingly part of thinking around social care </li></ul><ul><li>There are some great examples of co-production by LAs and ULOs. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Reflections from rip fa ’s ULO events (2) <ul><li>ULOs weren’t designed solely as vehicles that operate within social care </li></ul><ul><li>User engagement isn’t just about working with disabled people </li></ul><ul><li>ULOs are part of the wider civil society sector </li></ul><ul><li>For commissioners within public bodies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the difference between commissioning and procurement clear enough to all Officers at all levels of the organisation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willing to consider added value from ULOs in user engagement and coproduction could (and often does) lead to financial added value? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For ULOs themselves: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If service users are happy, does it matter who delivers it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If ULOs offer services disabled people want, why face towards commissioners at all? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Discussion <ul><li>What challenges do DPULOs currently face? </li></ul>
  8. 8. ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Discussion <ul><li>What challenges do commissioners face? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Particularly in relation to working with DPULOs </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Qualitative evidence <ul><li>POET survey </li></ul><ul><li>ODI’s Support, Advocacy & Brokerage Project </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds peer support work </li></ul><ul><li>Demos Counting the Costs report </li></ul>
  10. 10. ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Quantitative <ul><li>Health Empowerment Leverage Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>£3.80 saved for every £1 invested </li></ul></ul><ul><li>POET / OPM longitudinal study / SCIE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uuptake of Personal Budgets – 100% versus 16% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disability hate crime reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher incidence of reporting where better support services exist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LINks data from Department of Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>£4.10 in savings for every £1 invested </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Strengthening DPULOs programme (ODI / DWP) <ul><li>Driven and launched by Minister for Disabled People (Maria Miller MP) in July </li></ul><ul><li>Learned from DH ULO work and Disability LIB </li></ul><ul><li>Three components over 4 years: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 Ambassadors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>£ 3m Facilitation Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Lead creates space in which this work takes place </li></ul>
  12. 12. ULOs: Part of the mix 21 November 2011 Thanks, and contact <ul><li>Rich Watts, National Lead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WWW: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://odi.dwp.gov.uk/dpuloprogramme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/dpulos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter: #dpulo </li></ul>

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