South East Network of Disabled People's Organisations The South-East Network of Disabled People’s Organisations (SENDPO) is a network of user-led organisations working together to achieve real change in the lives of disabled people - so that we can all participate in our communities and have greater choice, control and freedom. SENDPO was formed in 2011 and currently has 35 Disabled People’s Organisations as members. Read more about our history, and vision, mission and values. Independent Lives undertakes administrative support for SENDPO and sits on the Board alongside Possability People, Spectrum Centre for Independent Living, Surrey Coalition of Disabled People, and Surrey Disabled People's Partnership. Read more about our Board. Find out about other members and how to join. About SENDPO SENDPO's vision About SENDPO's work Joining SENDPO SENDPO members A-G SENDPO members I-R SENDPO members S-Z About SENDPO's Board About SENDPO's work The South-East Network of Disabled People’s Organisations Member meetings SENDPO holds member meetings every three months across the South East. We recognise that not everyone will be able to attend every meeting, so holding meetings in different locations enables members in particular areas to attend the meeting that is nearest to them and to meet other members from across the region. We also host the meeting on Periscope so you can participate remotely. Purpose of the meetings Each meeting normally includes a discussion session on a particular topic relevant to DPOs. They also provide a valuable opportunity for members to hear about SENDPO’s work and for everyone to hear about the work of our members from around the region and the issues that are affecting them as DPOs. Since the network was set up in 2011, member meetings have included presentations and discussions on: How DPOs can make the most of social media in their work - presented by Joanna Matthews from Oxfordshire Unlimited The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Pathfinder Programme -presented by Andrew Tyson from In Control The Personal Choice Plus project taking place in East Sussex, Brighton and Hove and West Sussex - presented by Katie Love from the South-East Wellbeing Consortium SENDPO's commissioning and procurement project - presented by Sian Williams, SENDPO's Project Officer How Personal Health Budgets work in West Sussex - presented by Katherine Wynne from Independent Lives To help us decide on future discussion topics for future meetings we want our members to tell us about the issues that they face as DPOs and that they would benefit from sharing together.