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Confident Commissioning: Building Relationships Between Local Authorities and Disabled People's User-Led Organisations (Part 1)

‘Confident Commissioning’ is a resource which explores how south-east local authorities are successfully removing obstacles associated with the commissioning process.  It also shows how commissioners are working with local DPULOs to co-design and co-produce high quality, peer-led services which empower disabled people and support local authorities to deliver their corporate objectives.

Confident Commissioning: Building Relationships Between Local Authorities and Disabled People's User-led Organisations - (Part 2)

‘Confident Commissioning’ is a resource which explores how south-east local authorities are successfully removing obstacles associated with the commissioning process.  It also shows how commissioners are working with local DPULOs to co-design and co-produce high quality, peer-led services which empower disabled people and support local authorities to deliver their corporate objectives. 

SENDPO's Year 2 Annual Report

This annual report provides an overview of the work carried out by SENDPO from April 2013 to March 2014 and provides information on the priority work areas to be carried out in the coming year.

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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.

 

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Be Ready For It - A toolkit to support someone making end of life decisions.

A toolkit to support someone making end of life decisions.

Click on the link below to download the toolkit free of charge.

 

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Link Up Toolkit

The Link Up initiative brings together individuals who directly employ their own care and support staff and larger employers who provide care services to see if they can work together to build mutually beneficial relationships.

The Fed Centre for Independent Living played a crucial role in delivering this initiative, including writing the step-by-step guide, which has just been published. The guide can be downloaded from THE Resources page of this website.

EHRC - Research report - Crime and Disabled People Baseline Statistics

This Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)  report presents the analysis of crime surveys in England, Wales and Scotland, focusing on disability-related crime and crime experienced by disabled people

 

The report sets out data on the following six measures, primarily in relation to disabled people:

• Number of victims of hate crimes

• Proportion of disability-related crime incidents reported to the police

• Reasons why the police did not come to know about the matter

• Satisfaction with police handling of crime incidents

• Experience of any crime in the previous 12 months

• Worry about being a victim of crime

Co-production in mental health: A literature review

This report was commissioned by Mind and reviews the literature on how coproduction is being used in mental health settings. It sets out the findings of that review, showing what evidence there is of the impact of co-production on mental health support, and which aspects of co-production are being developed in the sector.

SENDPO's Year 2 Business Plan

SENDPO's Year 2 Business Plan runs from April 2013 to March 2014.  It sets out how SENDPO will work, who it is aiming to support and the shared values and approach which SENDPO’s members will be signed up to. It also explains in detail what SENDPO will aim to achieve in the coming year.

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SENDPO Year 1 Annual Report

SENDPO's Year 1 Annual report covers the period from the setting up of the network in October 2011 to January 2013 and includes a report of SENDPO's first annual conference

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