Coronavirus Update

An important message from staff to GMCDP members regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear GMCDP Members,

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Friday, 20 March, 2020

Call out for respondents to a survey for the mistreatment of disabled adults in social care

From Leeds University

What are ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ practices within care? Are ‘unacceptable’ practices necessarily mistreatment? And if not, where do we draw the line between ‘unacceptable’ practices and mistreatment? 

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Monday, 2 March, 2020

Meeting with Network & Northern Rail About Access Problems at Victoria Station

GMCDP together with Manchester Disabled People Against Cuts and the National Union of Students Disabled Student Officer held a meeting with Network Rail and Northern Rail, to discuss the access problems at Victoria Station in Manchester.

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Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

Manchester City Council consults on equality objectives

Manchester City Council are reviewing their equalities objectives for 2020-2024. They want Manchester residents to give their views. You can tell them what you think here:

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Thursday, 7 November, 2019

Job vacancy at CHANGE

CHANGE’s purpose is to challenge the injustices experienced by people with learning disabilities by addressing issues of power. Working as equal partners of people with disabilities, we use new ways to drive change and enable genuine inclusion.

CHANGE is joining the Advonet group from September 1st. Advonet is a Leeds-based advocacy organisation with complementary vision and values to those of CHANGE. The move will free CHANGE up to focus on its strengths of securing social justice for people with learning and other disabilities.

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Tuesday, 3 September, 2019

Peterloo 200th Anniversary Vigil Friday 16th August 2pm

Peterloo 200th Anniversary Vigil

Friday 16th August 2pm

At Peterloo Memorial, Windmill St, Manchester


"On the anniversary itself, our campaign will be holding a vigil soon after the reading of the names of the Peterloo Protesters who were massacred.

As discussions are still ongoing with Manchester City Council and the artist, it is important that we continue to raise our placards high. We have been amazingly successful so far but we are not there yet and a good solution has still not been devised, but we are hoping to have more news next week.

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Tuesday, 13 August, 2019

Job Vacancy at Breakthrough UK - Office and Business Manager

Vacancy for Office and Business Manager

Salary: £25,000 – £27,500 negotiable depending on experience
Hours: 35 hours per week

Based: North Manchester

We are looking for a confident individual who has excellent organisational skills and wants to step up into a role in which they can develop and grow.

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Monday, 12 August, 2019

Call out for people affected by Disability Hate Crime

A television production company is working on a BBC2 documentary on Disability Hate Crime and would like to speak to people affected by this issue.

If you would like to share your story please email lucybrown [at]

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Wednesday, 7 August, 2019

Job at GMCDP - Shaping Our Inclusion Project Worker

Shaping Our Inclusion Project Worker

£14,160 per annum (fixed term contract till 30th June 2020)

We are recruiting a project worker (21 hrs p/w) for this innovative project for a fixed term contract ending 30th June 2020.

The project will give disabled people opportunities to become involved in the governance and running of GMCDP, helping to shape the direction of the organisation, as well as influence on areas such as campaigning, communications and membership.

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Friday, 14 June, 2019