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Working Together to Deliver More: The South East Regional Disabled People’s User Led Organisations (DPULO) Event

In February 2014 SENDPO and SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living hosted a regional networking event for DPULOs on behalf of the Office for Disability Issues (ODI). The event was held at the Holiday Inn London Gatwick Worth Hotel in Crawley, West Sussex. It was one of a series of events being held in all 9 English Regions between January and March 2014, and was organised as part of the ODI’s Strengthening DPULOs programme, which provides a range of practical and financial support to help build strong and sustainable DPULOs.

The event was aimed at providing an opportunity for DPULO’s in the South East of England to come together to: learn more about how organisations can work together to market DPULOs in the region to improve our tendering opportunities; Increase  understanding of commissioning; and, network with other DPULOs.

This report provides information about the aims and objectives of the event and the range of delegates who benefitted from attending the day.  It also details the content of the presentations and group discussions at the event, and highlights the key themes and learning points. Details of the event evaluation are also included.