Zine Making Workshop for Young Disabled People

As part of GMCDP's Young Disabled People's Forum project, we'll be running our first zine-making session!

Who's it for?
- people who identify as disabled and are aged 15-25

So...what's a zine?
Zines are a bit like magazines.
But don’t think glossy, fancy or expensive.
You choose what you want them to be about. You make them how you want to. Talk about anything at all, from films to politics. Write about a book you love/hate. Or don’t write at all! Put together some pictures of a place you think is cool.

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Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

GMCDP Summer Social Event

GMCDP is hosting a Summer Social on 15 August. This is a chance to meet other members of GMCDP, and there will also be performances, Activist Art, and children’s activities. We hope to see you there! More information to follow…

There is a Facebook event page here

You can book on via the website here

GMCDP is hosting a Summer Social on 15 August. This is a chance to meet other members of GMCDP, and there will also be performances, Activist Art, and children’s activities. We hope to see you there! More information to follow…
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Monday, 23 July, 2018

MMU Fire Safety Survey

From Manchester Metropolitan University:

 

Manchester Metropolitan University is undertaking research into workplace fire safety. We want to understand how effective existing arrangements are and any gaps. The outcome of the research will contribute to fire safety discourse and help to develop new thinking about safety.

 

If you consider yourself to have a hearing impairment or a disability please complete this survey. If you know someone who may be interested then please do let them know.

 

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Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Course in Bury for Young Disabled People

Your Support Matters are running for young disabled people or people who may require support living in Bury that are aged between 18-35 year old.

 

The course will equip young people with the knowledge, information, confidence and competence needed to plan a good future for them. This course will run on Saturday 8th September 2018.

 

More information can be seen on our website along with the application form.

 

Please visit www.yoursupportmatters.com/apply

 

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Monday, 25 June, 2018

New young people’s project, new session!

The first session of a new young disabled people's project

Heads up – we are looking for young disabled people to join our brand new project, the Young Disabled People's Forum. There will be group sessions, a monthly social night and one-to-one sessions, all shaped by what YOU want to do.

Our first group session will be on Tuesday 3rd July, 6-8pm at GMCDP. It will be a chance for us to get to know each other, to get an idea of what the project is all about and to tell us what you would like to do over the next few months.

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Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

DPAC call out for artwork (needed by July)

From DPAC

Are you an artist, sculptor, film maker working around disability issues? 

Would you like your work to play a part in building a Global Resistance Movement of disabled people?  

Then here’s how

In July 2018, DPAC will be holding a public event around building a Global Resistance Movement of disabled people.

We need your creativity and energy to help make this happen.

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Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

GMCDP petition success!

This afternoon (Friday 8th June) TransPennine Express (TPE) released a statement saying they will not be running an inaccessible train service. We know that the opposition to their original inaccessible plan played a significant role in changing their minds. The full press statement is below:

'Following recent discussions with the Department for Transport and Rail North Partnership, TransPennine Express can confirm that it will not introduce any Mk 3 trains into passenger service.

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Monday, 11 June, 2018

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - Disabled People's User Forum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust’s (MFT’s) is running a Disabled People’s User Forum which engages with disabled people who use their hospitals. The purpose of the forum is to listen to the views and experiences of disabled people and enable them to influence decision making within MFT’s hospitals. With the ultimate aim of improving access to, experience of and quality of healthcare for disabled people within NHS hospitals

 

'Are you a patient at the hospital or have you been a patient in the last two years?

 

MFT Disabled People's User Forum Poster
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Tuesday, 5 June, 2018

GMCDP TransPenine Express petition

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People have started a petition about TransPennine Express (TPE- part of First Group) who are going to run services that are totally inaccessible to wheelchair-users. This is an abuse of the Equality Act 2010 and an abrogation of the Rights of Disabled People.

 

The petition can be signed here

 

The petition follows:

 

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Monday, 4 June, 2018

Manchester DPAC monthly meeting

Manchester DPAC are holding their monthly meeting on Thursday June 7th at Manchester Central Library (2pm-3:30pm)

There is a Facebook event page here

If you have any questions please direct to - ManchesterDPAC [at] gmail.com

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Monday, 4 June, 2018

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