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An overview of the Strengthening DPULOs Programme - a presentation put together by one of the DPULOs Ambassadors, Rachael Wallach.

An overview of the Strengthening DPULOs Programme - a presentation put together by one of the DPULOs Ambassadors, Rachael Wallach.

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  • Or they provide services for disabled people e.g. peer support, support administering direct payments or disability equality training.
  • Or they provide services for disabled people e.g. peer support, support administering direct payments or disability equality training.
  • Role in general disability strategy, diversifying public service provision, Big Society, personalisation
  • 4 Year Programme, launched May 2011. Initially just covered England but scope was widened in July 2012 to include Scotland and Wales.
  • Monthly Bulletin with programme news, DPULO news, examples of best practice and useful resources
  • Monday nights 7-9pm
  • Most ambassadors have now contributed blog posts
  • Pro active: Sharing – representing the programme on NEF and Scope’s project board to identify and share examples of innovation in services for disabled people. Commissioning – support WAND to arrange a meeting with potential commissioners Communicating – Write blog post about the launch of Think Local Act Personal’s Making it Real and the relevance to DPULOs Re active: Stakeholder engagement – presentation on commissioning at Inclusion London event Supporting – visit to Merton CIL
  • Awards made through the Facilitation Fund aim to: Cover all geographic regions of England Support the achievement of independent living for disabled people across all aspects of their lives. This includes (but isn’t limited to) covering a range of policy sectors in which DPULOs do or could operate, including health, employment, education, social care, welfare, social justice, transport and culture Be made to DPULOs at a range of different points on their journeys towards sustainability, supporting them to reach the next stage of their development, whatever that stage may be Reflect different ways in which work can be delivered, eg peer-led models, timebanking Support a range of levels of innovation in the activities funded Maximise other resources – both financial and non-financial – that can be drawn on in order to encourage the sustainability of DPULOs.
  • Examples of activities / projects that can be supported include (but are not limited to) the following: Training to build skills within DPULOs to provide disabled people with more choice and control over their lives Strengthen the role of DPULOs in the local community to enable disabled people to have a voice by building the skills of the employees to participate in the community Support to enable DPULOs to become more competitive in the commercial environment and be able to tender for service delivery contracts Fund DPULOs to run enterprise schemes to generate income Support DPULOs to widen their customer base by providing high quality services, and to meet the needs of disabled people Advertising and promotion of the DPULOs (Please note: the ODI logo should only be used with the express written consent of the Director of the ODI) Support disabled people back into work by helping DPULOs provide the necessary support to work through all the funding packages of support available and opportunities to undertake work experience opportunities Strengthen the skills of DPULO staff to provide services for disabled people, such as advocacy
  • All ambassadors score all apps in advance of the board meeting. One ambassador takes the lead for each application and introduces the application and explains their scores for each area. Then there is discussion amongst all ambassadors and, if necessary, a vote. There is a focus in the discussion on identifying potential support needs to enhance both the application and delivery. E.g. peer support and signposting.

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  • Overview of the StrengtheningDisabled People’s User-LedOrganisations (DPULOs) programme
  • Strengthening Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations Programme____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ • By Rachael Wallach • Strengthening DPULOs programme Ambassador
  • What is a Disabled Person’s User-Led Organisation (DPULO)?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • What is a Disabled Person’s User-Led Organisation (DPULO)?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Short history of DPULOs____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Current Policy Context____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Programme Aims____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To provide a range of practical and financial support to create strong and sustainable DPULOs that will enable disabled people to have greater choice and control over their lives.
  • Programme Structure____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Programme Structure____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Practical Support: Website (www.odi.dwp.gov.uk/dpuloprogramme)____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Practical Support: Monthly Email Bulletin____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Practical Support: Facebook (www.facebook.com/dpulos)____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Practical Support: Twitter (#dpulo)____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Practical Support: Blog (www.arbitraryc.wordpress.com)____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Practical Support: DPULOs Making a Difference____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Access Dorset have been commissioned to curate a series of case studies on the difference that DPULOs are making in addressing disability hate crime – Case studies include: - Third party reporting - Partnership working and coproduction with the police and the CPS - Awareness training and confidence building - Securing and maintaining funding from a range of sources for specific disability hate crime projects - Working with young people and schools - Advocacy
  • Practical Support: DPULOs Making a Difference____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Strengthening DPULOs ? Programme are looking for a DPULO to curate a series of case studies on commissioners of public services and DPULOs working together – Case studies are likely to include: - Commissioners reserving contracts for DPULOs using existing legislation and regulations - Effective engagement between DPULOs and emerging Health and Wellbeing Boards - Commissioners working with DPULOs to support their move into new service areas - How DPULOs and commissioners have worked together to deliver value for money during times of austerity - Significant contracts being issued for voice / engagement related work - Strategic partnerships between DPULOs and commissioners
  • Practical Support: Ambassadors____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Financial Support: Facilitation Fund____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Key Facts: - £3,000,000 fund - Available from 2011-14 - Awards of up to £30,000 per DPULO
  • Financial Support: Types of applications____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Financial Support: Role of Ambassadors____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Financial Support: Facilitation Fund Board____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Strengthening Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations Programme• Thank you