GMCDP Summer Social Event - Wednesday 15th August

GMCDP is hosting a Summer Social on 15 August. The event will be held at Coffee Cranks Cafe in Alexandra Park (see map below).


There will be performances from Dennis Queen, Jackie Hagan, and Activist Art workshops, including badge making and banner making.


Children are welcome, and there will be face painting and other activities for them to join in on.


There’s no need to book on, and you can arrive any time. We hope to see you there!

Summer Social Programme

3pm – Doors open

The Access Association Seminar 2018 in Chester

The Access Association Seminar 2018


Inclusive Design - are we nearly there yet?


FREE Seminar with Exhibitors


Date: 20 September 2018

Time: 1pm - 4.30pm

Location: Storyhouse, Chester, CH1 2AR


This seminar will look at the arts, sports, theatre design and the building regulations and whether developments and service provision are succeeding in the creation of a truly barrier inclusive environment for everyone - including the growing number of disabled and older people.


Our speakers are:


Research shows that half of households referred to a foodbank includes a disabled person

Research by the University of Oxford reveals that half of households referred to foodbanks include a disabled person, while mental health problems affect people in 1 in 3 households.

The report says that:

Disability and mental health: Over 50% of households included a disabled person, consistent with the definition used in national surveys. 75% experienced ill health in their household. Mental health conditions affected people in 1/3 of households

Cause and Consequence – Mental Health and Homelessness event - Thursday 9th August

On Thursday 9 August, 5pm, at the Royal Exchange Theatre the Manchester Homelessness Partnership Mental Health Action Group will be hosting the launch of their peer-led research into the issues affecting people who face homelessness and mental health issues.

Trafford CIL is closing

​Trafford Centre For Independent Living is closing its doors at the end of July.

This is from the website-


It is with great sadness that the Trustees of Trafford Centre for Independent Living confirm that the charity will close at the end of July 2018.


Trafford CIL has proudly been a disabled people’s user led organisation devoted to working with and supporting our disabled community, and those with long term illnesses, in Trafford since 2011.

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.

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

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.


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


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.