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Joining SENDPO

This page contains information about SENDPO's different membership categories and their respective benefits.  If you would like to join or would like further information, please contact Theresa Hodge,SENDPO's Policy and Development Officer.

Membership Categories

Full membership is open to any organisation which has a majority of disabled people in its membership and on its governing board and whose Trustees/Directors are able to adopt SENDPO’s values.  Please see the Values, Aims and Objectives page in the About Us section of this website for further information.

Partner membership is open to any Public Authority who wishes to work with SENDPO as a critical friend, to facilitate co-production

Associate membership is open to any organisation that is not yet run and controlled by disabled people but is committed to working towards this and whose Trustees / Directors are able to adopt SENDPO’s values, or any individual working in the disability field with an interest in SENDPO’s work and who is able to adopt SENDPO’s values.

Supporter Membership is open to any organisation not run and controlled by disabled people or any other organisation / public   authority wishing to support SENDPO’s work and be kept informed of news on disability issues and SENDPO’s development.

Benefits of Membership

As a Full Member you can:

  • Attend SENDPO members regional and sub-regional meetings
  • Receive regular bulletins of news from SENDPO and its member groups
  • Receive news of key consultations affecting the lives of disabled people and contribute to SENDPO’s collective responses
  • Receive information on key issues affecting disabled people
  • Attend training for SENDPO members
  • Attend SENDPO conferences and events
  • Keep in contact with other SENDPO members to share experiences and receive support from each other
  • Access “members only” content on SENDPO’s website

As a Partner member you can:

  • Receive regular bulletins of news from SENDPO and its member groups
  • Receive information on key issues affecting disabled people
  • Attend training for SENDPO members
  • Attend SENDPO conferences and events
  • Keep in contact with SENDPO members to be a critical friend and share good practice
  • Access “members only” content on SENDPO’s website

As an Associate or Supporter member you can:

  • Receive regular bulletins of news from SENDPO and its member groups
  • Receive information on key issues affecting the lives of disabled people
  • Receive information on consultations affecting the lives of disabled people

Access any resources made available on the public areas of SENDPO’s website