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Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark. DPOD. Umrella organisation since 1934. Danish Disability Policy. Society has the responsibility for the individual. Access to the necessary services and benefits when needed. Services and benefits are financed by the public authorities.

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Disabled peoples organisations denmark

Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark

DPOD

Umrella organisation since 1934


Danish disability policy
Danish Disability Policy

  • Society has the responsibility for the individual.

  • Access to the necessary services and benefits when needed.

  • Services and benefits are financed by the public authorities.

  • The goal is to fulfill the UN Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities


Danish disability policy1
Danish Disability Policy

  • Disability Policy is much more than Social Policy.

  • The part of the public sector offering a certain service or benefit to the Danish citizens are responsible for ensuring the same service or benefit are accessible to people with disabilities.

  • All ministries are responsible for regulating (by legislation) its part of the public sector - also for the concerns of people with disability.


Disability organisations
Disability organisations

  • Non governmental - ie. private associations

  • The Nordic tradition: Normally one organisation for each disability

  • The members are persons with disability or their parents

  • The leaders are elected in a democratic way

  • The organisations are funded by the State Lottery - and not by the government


The role of the ngo s
The role of the NGO’s

  • To ensure their members’ welfare

    • by supporting the individual member, advocating for their rights

    • by lobbying the public authorities to take actions

    • by providing services

  • To be forums for self-help


The history of dsi
The history of DSI

  • Danish Deaf Association – founded 1866 (1935)

  • Danish Lung Association – 1903

  • Danish Association of the Blind – 1911

  • Federation of the Hard of Hearing People – 1912

  • National Association of Disabled in Denmark – 1925


The history of dh dpod
The history of DH/DPOD

1934: DH is founded by the four associations of the deaf, blind, hard of hearing and mobility impaired people.Member of government committees concerning social reforms.

1958: Establishment of the Liaison Committee for associations of old-age and disabled pensioners. Right to negotiate from 1968. DH now comprises 8 member organisations

1972: DH opens for disease-combating organizations and is extended to 16 members.


The history of dh dpod1
The history of DH/DPOD

1974-76: 15 county branches are established.

1985: DH opens a secretariat - Now 24 member organisations

1990: DH get part of the State-Lotto surplus - the secretariat is enlarged

1996: DH purchase house on Kløverprisvej

2006: 32 member organizations. 97 local branches are established


Dh dpod in a few words
DH/DPOD – in a few words

  • 32 organisations

    • with more than 320.000 members

    • representing all types of disabilities

  • Working with disability politics

    • covering all aspects of society

  • DH is not counselling individuals with disabilities

    • The different member organisations are the experts


Influence and dialogue
Influence and dialogue

  • At State level: Government, Parliament and the ministries.

    • Councils, boards and committees.

  • At local level: Municipalities and regions.

    • All the local councils, boards and committees

  • DH designates more than 3.000 spokespersons

    • from the member organisations

    • usually disabled or parents themselves


2 aims and objectives
§2 - Aims and objectives

  • The aim of DH is to promote cooperation between organisations working for prevention and combating of physical and psychological disabilities deriving from congenital diseases, illness and accidents, and the consequences of disability.

    • DH only takes care of the common interests of its member organizations according to the guidelines stated by the DH national board. On request, DH shall assist its member organisations in performing their special tasks as long as this can be done in consideration of the common aims.


3 membership
§ 3 – Membership

  • As full members of DH are only admitted organisations whose objectives agree with the common aims mentioned in § 2. Furthermore, to be admitted an organisation must have a minimum of 500 members and it must have existed for at least 5 years.

  • Organisations already attached by statutes or economy to a DH member organisation are not admitted.

  • Organisations comprising well-defined small disability groups but whose number of present and potential members is too small may be admitted as group-members of DH if they can meet all other conditions of membership


Structure
Structure

15 delegates

from the 98 local

branches

32 organisations

of disabled people

National Board

Repræsentantskabet

Commission on Social Policy

Commission on Labour Market Policy

Executive committee

- Including persident and vice.

Health Policy commission

Tematic

groups

Accessibility and Techonology commission

Director

Education Policy commission

Secterary

Sekretariat


Secretariat
Secretariat

  • 1 director

  • 15 consultants

    • Social, Labour Market, Health, Education, Accessibility, Organisation, Information, Development Cooperation

  • 4 secretaries

  • 3 in administration

  • 4 in service section

  • 3 in user service organisation (DHB)

  • 6 in project group


Representation
Representation

  • The Danish Disability Council

  • The National Complaints Board on Social Matters

  • The National Complaints Board on Medical Treatment

  • Other councils, boards and commissions set up by ministries, national committees, The Association of County Councils etc.

  • The European Disability Forum


Local representation
Local representation

  • DH local branches appoint representatives to:

    • The Municipal Disability Council

    • Municipal Committee on the Open Labour Market

    • Regional Complaints Boards on Social Matters

    • Other public councils and committees


County local branches
County/local branches

  • Being a member of a Danish organisation of disabled persons you are also member of a local section

  • In each municipality, the local sections of the disability organisations are affiliated to the DH local branch

  • DH local branch comprises disabled persons and parents who are all involved in local activities. From among its members the county branch appoints representatives to various public councils, boards and commissions


Influence on politics practices
Influence on politics/practices

  • The legislation concerning retirement and disability pensions

  • The structural reforms 2006-07

  • Focus on accessibility

  • Focus on the labour market

  • Resource Centres

  • Public health services


Member organisations
Member organisations

  • Mobility impairments:

    • Danish Osteoporosis Foundation

    • Danish Rheumatism Association

    • The Danish Society of Multiple Sclerosis

    • National Society of Polio and Accident Victims

    • National Association of Disabled in Denmark

    • Danish Society for Cerebral Palsy

    • Parkinson's Society in Denmark

    • Muscular Dystrophy Association of Denmark


Member organisations1
Member organisations

  • Communication disabilities:

    • Federation of Hard of Hearing People

    • The Danish Association of the Blind

    • The Danish Deaf Association

    • The Danish Dyslexia Association

    • The Danish Association of Laryngectomees

    • The Association for Stutterers in DenmarkThe Danish Association of Deaf-Blind People


Member organisations2
Member organisations

  • Mental impairments / mental health:

    • Danish ADHD Association

    • The LEV National Association (persons with learning disabilities)

    • The Danish Mental Health Association

    • National Autistic Society of Denmark


Member organisations3
Member organisations

  • Strokes/Brain injuries

    • Danish Society for Support of the Suddenly Brain Injured

    • Danish Stroke Association


Member organisations4
Member organisations

  • Other disability groups:

    • Danish Asthma and Allergy Association

    • Danish Diabetes Association

    • Danish Epilepsy Association

    • Danish Fibromyalgia Association

    • Danish Psoriasis Association


Member organisations5
Member organisations

  • Other disability groups:

    • Danish Lung Association

    • COPA Denmark - Association of Colostomy Patients

    • Danish Kidney Association

    • Danish Cystic Fibrosis Association

    • The Danish Haemophilia Society

    • The Danish Council of Youth Organizations of Disabled People


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