Application for new members

We are looking for new member organisations!

Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel (GMDPP)

The GMDPP is made up of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO- that is organisations majority run and staffed by disabled people) across GM. It operates at the highest strategic level with the GM Mayor Andy Burnham and GM Combined Authority to advise, consult, influence, and create policy with the aim to improve the lives of disabled people throughout GM. It was created after DPO’s led by the GM Coalition of Disabled People gained agreement to a disabled people’s manifesto from the Mayor. 

Who is eligible to apply? Any organisation or group (membership is not open to lone individuals) that is majority run and/or staffed by disabled people and represents disabled people in their community and operates from a Social Model of Disability perspective or seeks to. 

Who will be represented? We are particularly looking to take positive steps to recruit organisations/groups that represent disabled people and communities experiencing racial inequality and intersecting identities.

Where? You should be based in Greater Manchester (note there are representation gaps in Bolton, Trafford, Bury, Oldham). 

What’s the commitment? We have one main meeting a month and often a shorter mid-month catch up/reporting back meeting, your organisation will be expected to provide someone to attend these meetings, take part in the discussion, to read papers, gather & disperse intelligence between meetings and where capacity allows attending meetings on behalf of the Panel.

What’s the reward? Your organisation will get an involvement payment (currently £800 per year), all your access costs will be covered, and an ongoing role meeting with systems leaders, commissioners, and strategic leads to influence and change policy. 

Note: By Disabled People we mean anyone facing disabling societal barriers due to their impairments or conditions and this includes mental health, hearing or visual impairments, learning disability, neurodiverse people, and those with chronic illness or fatigue.

Deadline (Updated): Send applications to by the end of March (Wednesday 31st) 2021. If you require this application in other formats please contact or text/phone 07367 754 595

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