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 SENDPO members A-G Action For DeafnessAction for Deafness provides advice, support, information and services to enable deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people to live independent lives. The organisation was founded as a charity in 1994 by deaf people and for deaf people in West Sussex. All Inclusive CICAll Inclusive is a User-Led Organisation, founded by Managing Director Iain Speed who has Cerebral Palsy and personally lives the company motto of Live the Life not the label, which means disabled people should be viewed primarily on their skills and abilities not their disabilities. Our services are designed by service users who have experienced their local communities. The experiential material in our delivery empowers the messages we are giving. We value and celebrate all aspects of disability inclusion and all of our services follow this ethos. We sell the benefits of disabled people being a positive resource for business to harness. Buckinghamshire Disability ServiceBuckinghamshire Disability Services (BuDS) is an independent charity which speaks up for the interests of disabled people in Buckinghamshire. We focus on removing barriers and finding answers. Primarily run by disabled people for disabled people, we use our combined experience, specialist knowledge and a collaborative approach to make change happen. Capable CreaturesCapable Creatures aims to empower and enable people with mental health conditions to have choice and control to live an independent life. We hold a monthly peer support dog walk for dog owners/lovers with mental health conditions and supporters. We will soon be offering a 'Guides for the Mind' assistance dog programme to assist people with mental health conditions, initially in Hampshire, train their own 'Guides for the Mind' assistance dogs to alleviate disabling symptoms and remove barriers towards living an independent, fulfilling life. We speak out against stigma/discrimination experienced by people with mental health conditions. Centre for Independent Living KentCILK was formed in April 2002 to support the positive promotion and uptake of Direct Payments and independent living for disabled people living in Kent. We are a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. The current directors are all disabled people with differing impairments. Five of them are Personal Assistant employers. Deaf Cultural Outreach Group (DeafCOG)DeafCOG is a Deaf social enterprise providing access to user led services for D/deaf* people within a signing environment with access to all other communication methods as required. DeafCOG is user led from the outset by D/deaf people supporting D/deaf people in their preferred language or communication mode. Deaf Positives ActionDeaf Positives focuses on providing high-quality interpreting services for Deaf and DeafBlind people. With a variety of offerings to choose from, they are sure you will be happy placing your bookings with them. Have a look around their website and if you have any Interpreting and Advocacy requirements please feel free to contact them if you have any comments or queries. Disabled People's VoiceDPVH is an umbrella organisation bringing together disabled people's user led organisations across Hampshire to give a stronger voice and covers all disabilities. Our aim is to raise the profile of all disabled people within the community, bring together individuals and the organisations whose aim is to improve the lives of disabled people. We also aim to Identify and promote best practice, facilitate consultations, work in partnership with Hampshire County Council and advise on disability issues. East Sussex Direct Payments Peer Support NetworkWe are an informal group of people who use Direct Payments who have come together to share their experiences of Direct Payments and Self Directed Support. We currently have groups which meet in Hastings and Eastbourne on a monthly basis, but are looking at setting up further groups across the county. We aim to provide a forum where you can discuss problems you may be facing within your own Direct Payments / Self Directed Support experience, as well as arranging speakers on a variety of relevant topics. Gosport Access Group & Disability ForumOur Access Group covers the Borough of Gosport (including Lee-on-the-Solent) in Hampshire. The group campaigns on access and awareness issues across the town. We also get involved in advising the local planning authority, as well as promoting good access to businesses, service providers and visitor attractions in the area. We also share and disseminate information on disability issues.