The GMCDP Manchester Disabled People’s Project is for disabled people living in Manchester who are any age over 15 years old. If you live outside of Manchester and are interested in taking part in any of these sessions, please get in touch with Linda Marsh, to discuss if places are available.
You can contact Linda Marsh, Project Worker, by:
Phone 0161 636 7535
Email lmarsh [at] gmcdp.com
This Project is funded by Manchester City Council. It aims to support disabled people in Manchester in strengthening and developing tools to help us get through the more difficult times of life. For example, we have previously run a stress management workshop, to learn techniques for dealing with day to day stress. There are a variety of sessions we have planned, which offer different forms of information, development and support. These sessions can be broken down as follows:
- Living Our Lives – Our LOL workshops give information around topics and issues of use to disabled people to live our lives.
- Information drop-ins – these are a time for disabled people to come to a safe, friendly space to find information, and get support from other disabled people.
- The Accessibles no. 3 – there will be a third comic produced by GMCDP, which will be written by a group of young disabled. This will be taking place later in 2017
- LGBTQ Disabled People’s meeting - Following the success of a meeting organised by GMCDP earlier this year, we are able to support 2 more meetings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer disabled people to look at setting up an LGBTQ disabled people’s group in Manchester.
What’s coming up with the Manchester Disabled People’s Project?
Wednesday 9 August 2:00pm – 03:30pm
Wednesday 6 September 2:00pm – 03:30pm
Wednesday 18 October 2:00pm – 03:30pm
Wednesday 6 December 2:00pm – 03:30pm
Living Our Lives
Stress Management – Learn some practical ways to deal with everyday stress.
4 October, 2:00 – 4:30 at the Windrush Millennium Centre
From August to November we will be running 10 sessions for a group of young disabled people to create a third Accessibles comic.
Young disabled people aged 15 – 25 will have the chance to learn about producing a comic, develop the story and work with comic artist Jim Medway who will draw the comic for us.