Write To Your MP to Stop Austerity

We have a brief window of time to affect the upcoming budget on Thursday November 17th.

Our GM Big Disability Survey has the hard evidence that shows further austerity will harm disabled people and lead to loss of life.

So to get that message to Westminster we need you to contact your MP and tell them to look at the survey report and to tell the government that austerity must end.

It's an easy 2 step process:

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Wednesday, 9 November, 2022

Against abuse in psychiatric care

You may have seen a recent programme on BBC Panorama, about the abuse disabled people are facing in Edenfield hospital in North Manchester. 

If you didn't see it, it's available on the BBC iPlayer at the moment, but be aware it's quite traumatic to watch. 

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Wednesday, 12 October, 2022

New Paul Hunt Ebooks

Paul Hunt was one of the founders of the Disabled People's Movement in Britain, and one of the first activists to argue for the social model of disability. Unfortunately, most of his writings have been out of print for nearly fifty years.

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Wednesday, 12 October, 2022

We are hiring! Membership worker vacancy

Membership Worker

Job title: Membership Worker

Hours: 14 hours per week

Working pattern: Flexible in line with the needs of the job

Salary: £23,600 per annum (pro rata)

Line manager: GMCDP Manager

Location: Remote/home working, occasional GMCDP office (Windrush Millennium Centre, Moss Side, M16 7WD)

Contract length: 5 years

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Thursday 6th October 2022

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Thursday, 15 September, 2022

We are hiring! Access and inclusion worker vacancy

Access and Inclusion Worker

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £23,600 per annum

Line manager: GMCDP Manager (supported by Archives+ for specialist archives knowledge, and supported by Archive Lead on day-to-day basis)

Location: Central Library (primary location) and GMCDP office

Contract length: 2 years

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Wednesday 5th October 2022

Interviews to take place: TBC

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Thursday, 15 September, 2022

Cost of Living Crisis | survey update

In July and August 2022, the Greater Manchester Disabled People's Panel undertook a survey to find out what issues disabled people in Greater Manchester have been facing with the cost-of-living crisis.

Thank you to everyone who completed or shared the survey!

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Monday, 22 August, 2022

Our response to the government's Emergency Evacuation Information Sharing Consultation

We have submitted a response to the government's Emergency Evacuation Information Sharing Consultation. 

The wording for our response is based on a really helpful summary from CLADDAG Leaseholder Disability Action Group.

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We are responding to this consultation on behalf of a disabled people's organisation: Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

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Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Making new homes accessible | our views on government consultation response

After a wait of almost two years since the initial consultation, this week the Government published its response to the Raising Accessibility Standards for New Homes Consultation.

GMCDP welcomes the proposal that all new homes (with limited exceptions) are to be built to the 'Accessible and Adaptable Dwellings', or M4(2), standard as laid out in Part M of the Building Regulations, an upgrade from the previous M4(1) 'Visitable Dwellings'.

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Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Help shape the Greater Manchester Community Wealth Hub

In 2021, the Independent Inequalities Commission’s recommendation for Greater Manchester to: “Create a Community Wealth Hub to support and grow co-operatives, mutuals, social and community enterprises, staffed by people from the co-operative and community sector who understand the market”. Since that time, GM Combined Authority (GMCA) has been speaking with that sector to better understand why this Hub might be needed, and in March 2022 launched a co-design exercise which would enable people who might benefit from or supply services to the Community Wealth Hub to get involved.

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Wednesday, 20 July, 2022

The Big Disability Survey 2022 has launched!

The Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel has launched the ‘Big Disability Survey 2022’.  The survey, which was launched on Tuesday 28 June, is targeted at any disabled people who live or work across Greater Manchester and specifically aims to find out your attitudes and feelings towards the current cost of living crisis.

Green graphic drawings in a square, divided into four quarter with a drawing of a disabled person in each square. A child with a prosthetic leg playing football,  a Deaf person in hijab signing, a physically impaired person sat at a picnic using their legs, a figure with a prosthetic arm. In the centre is a QR code which takes you to the link which is also written at the bottom gmbigdisabilitysurvey.com
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Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

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