This thesis investigates disabled people’s user-led organisations (DPULOs) in the UK using the themes of: historical roots; structures and characteristics; key challenges; and future opportunities.

The aim of the study was to identify the factors that might support the future security of DPULOs.

Steven states that his inspiration for this thesis came from his lived experience as a disabled person and the knowledge he gained as the chairman, trustee and a member of a disabled people’s user-led organisation (DPULO).

Steven Carey’s thesis