Presentation on theme: "Sioned Churchill, Trust for London Gaynor Humphreys, London Funders Stewart Goshawk, City Bridge Trust Inclusion London, 21 October 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Sioned Churchill, Trust for London Gaynor Humphreys, London Funders Stewart Goshawk, City Bridge Trust Inclusion London, 21 October 2011
Scene Setting Legislative changes – DDA/Equality Act Policy changes – personalisation/ employment support Economic pressures – rising unemployment/ living costs Budget reductions – public and voluntary sector cuts
Implications for DPOs Convincing people that disability equality is still an issue Drawn in to service delivery/winning contracts Losing the advocacy and campaigning role Consultation demands Increased demand on services Reduced level of funding
Challenges Being clear about what DPOs can offer Responding to competition/quality demands Build evidence of how cuts to DPOs will affect policy goals Consider mergers/building alliances Share learning with other equality groups
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