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GM Mayor Disabled People's Panel is open for applications

13 May 2019 - 12:07 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) has been commissioned by the Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to establish a Disabled People’s Panel drawn from organisations across the Ten Boroughs of the City Region. The Panel will become an independent voice once fully established by the end of the first year. It will advise, consult, and propose to improve policy and the lives of disabled people across Greater Manchester. There is an attached a summary sheet that gives more detail about the Panel.

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Are you interested in theatre or the arts?

29 Apr 2019 - 09:25 by michelle.foster

Contact Theatre and the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People are looking for a group of young disabled people between 15-25 who live in Manchester and want to have an impact on theatre by viewing theatre pieces for free and sharing your thoughts on them.

A collaboration between Contact Theatre and the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, the first show will be ‘Ramping Up’ on:
Saturday 4 May 2019, 1.30pm
At The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor St, Manchester, M1 7HL

Access needs, including transport will be supported.

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New Disabled Women’s Peer Support Project

26 Apr 2019 - 10:21 by michelle.foster

Breakthrough UK are inviting disabled women who connected over Breakthrough’s Democracy Disability Devolution Events to join a new weekly peer group. It will be a safe space where disabled women can relax and enjoy themselves in a welcoming, accessible and friendly group. Members will lead the group and decide how it is run. Breakthrough staff and volunteers will attend to offer support and provide any training needed on running groups.

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What did you say? – Access to communication, information and knowledge for disabled people

8 August, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Let’s talk about how we as disabled people navigate communication and information. We all have different access requirements and experience various disabling barriers, whether as neurodiverse people, autistic people, learning disabled people, people with mental health needs, people with information processing needs, Deaf people, and people with sensory or physical impairments. Access to communication, information and knowledge is an important issue that is often ignored or overlooked when talking about our right to equal access.

What did you say? – Access to communication, information and knowledge for disabled people

6 August, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00

Let’s talk about how we as disabled people navigate communication and information. We all have different access requirements and experience various disabling barriers, whether as neurodiverse people, autistic people, learning disabled people, people with mental health needs, people with information processing needs, Deaf people, and people with sensory or physical impairments. Access to communication, information and knowledge is an important issue that is often ignored or overlooked when talking about our right to equal access.

Access to healthcare for disabled people – What does health mean to us, and how do we stay healthy as disabled people?

11 July, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Let’s talk about health – what does being healthy mean to us? How do we feel when we are healthy? How can you advocate for your rights when talking to your GP and other medical professionals? What can you do if a doctor does not treat you right? Come along to learn about your healthcare choices and rights!

This is a Get Life-Savvy Workshop and discussion session run by the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

Access to healthcare for disabled people – What does health mean to us, and how do we stay healthy as disabled people?

9 July, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00

Let’s talk about health – what does being healthy mean to us? How do we feel when we are healthy? How can you advocate for your rights when talking to your GP and other medical professionals? What can you do if a doctor does not treat you right? Come along to learn about your healthcare choices and rights!

This is a Get Life-Savvy Workshop and discussion session run by the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

Money Talks

8 Apr 2019 - 20:19 by Mike Wild

Recently I had a very nice letter inviting me to write for a publication (quite high status) and a follow-up phone conversation to explore further. In the course of this, the London-based publisher emphasised that wanting to reach outside their heavily London-focused circle was a big priority for them. Who can guess the next bit of the conversation?

Online activism and the disabled people’s movement – Making change through cyberspace?

20 June, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

How can we use the internet to fuel positive change? What are the upsides of online activism? What are the downsides? Let’s talk about disabled people’s online communities, how we use them, and how we can create political change through the internet!

This is a Get Life-Savvy Workshop and discussion session run by the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

Chat about accessibility with the Manchester Disabled People's Project

21 Mar 2019 - 12:24 by michelle.foster

Would you like to talk about how you can make your organisation and its services more accessible and inclusive to disabled people? This offer is for organisations in the Manchester City Council area only.

Get in contact with Inga, Manchester Disabled People's Project on 0161 636 7536, or email: inga@gmcdp.com

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