Leeds Disabled People’s Organisation (LDPO) believe in striving to create a safe and accessible space that empowers and connects all disabled people to come together, to connect socially, discuss disabling social barriers and build connections with each other in the city of Leeds.
We are an organisation for people with all types of impairments because we believe in empowering all disabled people to come together.
We intend to help disabled members raise awareness of their needs, should they require it, and campaign for political changes in the city of Leeds and in response to national legislation that impacts disabled people.
LDPO operates using the social model of disability, which states that in addition to being potentially hindered by impairments; disabled people are disabled by inaccessible societal barriers (e.g. lack of wheelchair ramps in public and private buildings).
We believe in accessibility, awareness and activism or “the three A’s” and together we hope that we can make Leeds a better city in terms of accessibility (e.g. transport and housing), rights for disabled people and building lasting social connections between people with a wide range of impairments. Together we will make Leeds a city that is desirable to live in for all people.
Find out what LDPO is up to here: http://ldpo.co.uk/what-we-are-up-to/