LOL – Living Our Lives
Living Our Lives is a series of workshops being organised by GMCDP. They are for disabled people of any age living in Manchester.
The word ‘workshop’ sounds a little formal, but these meetings are not very formal. They are a chance to find out information about topics of interest and use to us as disabled people, and to receive and give peer support to other disabled people.
The workshops so far have been very lively and informative.
One comment about the workshops has been:
“Coming here helps not being isolated, and I can socialize and get information. I appreciate being able to find out about my rights and get support whilst doing so.”
Mindfulness on Wednesday 9 November
Welfare Rights (ESA and PIP) on 16 November
Your Right To Health Care on 23 November
Celebrate Disability History Month! on 7 December
Welfare Rights (other benefits) on 14 December
(more info below)
If you are interested in any of these, please contact Linda by:
Phone: 0161 636 7535
Mobile for texts: 07508 537561
Let us know if you need BSL Interpreter/Lipspeaker, Personal Assistance, or assistance with travel. These workshops are being held in a wheelchair accessible office at the Windrush Millennium Centre in Moss Side.
Mindfulness – Wednesday 9 November, 2:00-4:00
Mindfulness is a useful relaxation-based technique for being in the moment. It can help with everyday life and challenging situations. This session is being run by staff from Self Help Services.
Welfare Rights (ESA and PIP) – Wednesday 16 November, 2:00-4:00
Find out what you need to know if you are applying for, or being reviewed for Employment and Support Allowance or Personal Independence Payment. This session is being run by Debbie Whitton of Salford Welfare Rights Service.
Your Right To Health Care – Wednesday 23 November, 2:00-4:00
Find out your rights when using NHS health care services.
Celebrate Disability History Month! – Wednesday 7 December, 2:00-4:00
Come along, have an early mince pie, and celebrate what disabled people have achieved over the years by working together.
Welfare Rights (other benefits) on Wednesday 14 December, 2:00-4:00
Find out about applying for Council Tax Rebate, help with rent, and in-work benefits.
This session is being run by Debbie Whitton of Salford Welfare Rights Service.