Chris Hughes R.I.P

All of us at GMCDP were very sad when we heard that Chris Hughes had died on 22 November 2018. We send our thoughts to Chris’s friends, and especially his family as Chris’s younger brother, Andrew, also died 2 days before Chris.

Manchester Poverty Truth Commission | Manchester Community Central

From MACC

 

Manchester Poverty Truth Commission is setting out with this question: What if people who have directly faced poverty were involved in decisions about poverty? Poverty Truth Manchester

 

GMCDP AGM - this thursday!

The GMCDP Annual General Meeting (AGM) is this Thursday (6pm-9:30pm)

 

It is held at The St Thomas Centre in Manchester. Please find directions here

 

 

The AGM is open to members only. Its not too late to become a member - here

 

Are We Oppressed?

From Tony Baldwinson

 

Are We Oppressed?

Today, 3 December 2018, a key document which helped in the creation and understanding of the social model of disability is being published for the first time. Forty four years ago it was compiled by Vic Finkelstein in UPIAS, the new and radical Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation. He called it, Are We Oppressed? and issued it in the summer of 1974. It is now freely available online at https://tinyurl.com/yd7u9dc7 .

Improving Assisted Travel – A consultation on changes to guidance for train and station operators on Disabled People's Protection Policy (DPPP)

Improving Assisted Travel – A consultation on changes to guidance for train and station operators on Disabled People's Protection Policy (DPPP)

Closing date 18 January 2019

 

This consultation sets out proposals to change the Disabled People's Protection Policy (DPPP) Guidance for train and station operators on how to write their policies for assisting disabled people to travel by rail.

 

You can find the consultation at:

Consultation on banning the sale of plastic straws – last chance

Consultation on banning the sale of plastic straws – last chance

This consultation closes on 3 December, so if you haven’t responded you have a few more days left.

A ban on the sale of plastic straws could have a significant impact on some disabled people.

To find out more (including other items in the proposal) and respond, go to:

https://consult.defra.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/plastic-straws-stirrers-and-buds/

Social Media volunteers wanted at GMCDP

GMCDP is looking for volunteers to help us with our social media!

Manchester Disability History Rocks! - Monday, 3 December 2018 - Manchester Central Library

From Manchester City Council:

Manchester Disability History Rocks!

A showcase of music and creativity by disabled artists from Manchester to celebrate International Day of Disabled People and kick off UK Disability History Month. Including performances by Manchester's very own Bee Vocal (Manchester Mental Health) Choir and famed disability singer/songwriter Johnny Crescendo.

Invitation to take part in a research study on your experiences of hate crime and sense of identity.

Many disabled people experience hate crime, but there is not enough research that focuses upon individual experiences and understandings. This PhD project puts experience first in order to recognise and challenge people’s everyday experiences of hate and hate crime. Your experiences are crucial to gaining a better understanding of hate crime and how to tackle it.

Research Aims:

- This research aims to gain a better understanding of how disabled people experience and make sense of their experiences of ‘everyday hate’ and ‘hate crime’

Member's Meeting

A great member's meeting last night. There will be notes to follow.

 

Thank you to Mike Bennett for some fantastic photos.

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