The Department of Health has established a project to address the recommendation in Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People (2005) that by 2010 each locality should have a user-led organisation modelled on existing CILs. The involvement of disabled people, carers and other people who use support and their organisations has been central to the project, and in shaping the proposed way forward.
A new User-led Organisations Development Fund is available for user-led organisations to apply to deliver Action and Learning Sites up to March 2009. These will develop ways of becoming an organisation that meets the Life Chances recommendation and then share learning with other organisations and groups across the country.
For the purpose of applications to the User-led Organisations Development Fund, a user-led organisation is defined as: “one where the people the organisation represents, or provides a service to, have a majority on the Management Committee or Board and where there is clear accountability to members and/or service users.”
Applications must be led by user-led organisations.
Please look at the Department of Health website for more information about the project and how to apply:
Applications should be made electronically where possible.
However, if you are unable to access the website, please call 020 7972 3058.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 5pm Thursday 29 November