What is a DPO?
Why are Disabled People’s Organisations important?
A DPO or Disabled People’s Organisation is an organisation which is run and controlled by Disabled people. Traditionally many disability organisations have not been run by Disabled people themselves but by non-disabled people on Disabled people’s behalf.
We feel that organisations run by Disabled people are in a better position to understand Disabled people’s lived experience and to speak for them. They are an important voice which needs to be heard.
ALLFIE is led by Disabled people.