There are over 120 user-led Deaf and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) in London promoting the rights of disabled people and providing a wide range of essential projects and services.
DPOs have a prioneering role in employing disabled people, many of whom feel this is a positive experience. However, there are also many human resource challenges, which many DPOs lack the managerial capacity and expertise to address. Building Our Futures, a report on the findings of a two-year action reasearch project undertaken by Toosh Limited and managed by Disability Action in Islington is now available.
A conference was held on 28 September 2010 at SCOPE to discuss the research findings and recommendations in more detail.
This research was funded by Trust for London.