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.