Disabled People’s Organisations Draw Up 10-Year Plan To Tackle Inequality

By John Pring in Disability News Service.

Disabled people’s organisations have sketched out a 10-year plan – at a cost of up to £18 million – to tackle the “deep and persistent” inequality, marginalisation and discrimination that is blighting the lives of millions of disabled people.

A new report, built on research by eight regional disabled people’s organisations* (DPOs), says that this “very significant” level of funding – of between £10 million and £18 million over the next decade – is needed to build an “independent, sustainable, powerful” network of regional DPOs in England.

An initial application for £5 million in funding has already been submitted to the National Lottery Community Fund’s Growing Great Ideas programme.

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