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There is no blueprint for Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs).
At Get Yourself Active, we have worked closely with grassroots organisations of
all shapes and sizes, including DPOs, all of which support their local
We know that without these organisations, Disabled people would
struggle even more to access the sport and physical activity they want
and have a right to enjoy. Furthermore, research suggests that Disabled
people and people with long-term health conditions are among the least
active in society.
Grassroots organisations and DPOs provide much more than generic
physical activity; they offer culturally appropriate and sensitive services
that Disabled people actively lead. However, we know that often, small
organisations vie with larger organisations, some of which are not User
Led, for local authority contracts to deliver activity.