Policy influencing is what we do to influence positive change with local, regional, and national government.
We want to be a voice for our members and service users and use your views and experiences to influence change.
In 2022-23, we are working closely with other Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) who think like us, to influence the policy both locally and nationally on subjects like:
- The Cost-of-Living Crisis
- Social Care Charging
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Green Paper
- The inquiry into the government response to Coronavirus
We do this by writing to local and national government decision makers, elected members and ministers, and meeting with them, as well as writing reports and sharing evidence and ideas.
We also respond to local council consultations on issues that matter to our members, such as changes to policies, budgets and plans for the local area.
We are active members of:
Cheshire Disabled People’s Panel
Our Voices (group of DPOs lead by Disability Rights UK)
DPO Forum England
Want to be involved? We always want to her your views and experiences to help us share the evidence to influence change, so please sign up to our policy network by using the form below.
At the moment we particularly want to hear your experiences of the pandemic and how it affected you (and still affects you) and how you feel about the increasing cost of living. The cost of living is how much it costs to eat, heat your home, and pay for your care.