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Joanna Matthews

December 2020

Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations are not-for-profit organisations which are user-led, run by and for Deaf and Disabled people. They provide a range of peer-led accessible services that support Disabled people to access services and entitlements, challenge discrimination and exclusion, and have choice, control and independence.
This report, part of a four-part series investigating how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of d/Deaf and Disabled people, outlines the experiences of 20 DDPOs operating in England during the COVID-19 pandemic, exploring what they did to support the d/Deaf and Disabled people in their communities, the infrastructure that they had available to them, and their hopes and fears for the future.
In partnership/with support of: National Lottery Community Fund
Other reports in the series:
Behind Closed Doors
Locked in or Locked Out
Engaged or Ignored?
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