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.

DPAC call out for artwork (needed by July)


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.

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.

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?


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:


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]

Job vacancy at GMCDP

Job vacancy at GMCDP

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) is a user-led Disabled People’s Organisation that is 100% run and controlled by disabled people. We campaign for the right to have choice and control over our lives and promote and support the independence and inclusion of disabled people.

We have a vacancy for a project worker on our Manchester Disabled Peoples Project.

Hours: 21 per week

Salary: £22,600 per annum pro rata

Disability News Service are seeking claimants to take legal cases over PIP dishonesty

Disability News Service are seeking claimants to take legal cases over PIP dishonesty. 


A leading discrimination lawyer has said he may be able to take legal cases on behalf of PIP claimants who believe that the healthcare professionals who carried out their face-to-face assessments did not honestly report the results of those assessments.

The cases would be taken under the Equality Act, but crucially the assessment must have happened in the last six months, for legal reasons


MADHOUSE re:exit shows 17-26th May 2018 in Manchester

Part of The Lowry’s Week 53 Festival, MADHOUSE re:exit will be staged throughout the hidden passages beneath Barton Arcade, 17-26th May 2018.

They will take audience members on a wondrous adventure underground, creating an immersive theatrical experience in a powerful expression of what it is like to live with a learning disability today.

Jobs at Trafford CIL

Trafford Centre for Independent Living have some current job vacancies


Deaf Support Worker

Hours: 17.5 hours per week essential, to be worked in accordance with the requirements of the contracted service.

Salary: £11.45 per hour

Contract: Fixed Term Contract, initially until March 2019

Closing Date: Noon 30 April 2018


Life Coach

Hours: 16 hours per week essential, to be worked in accordance with the requirements of the contracted service.