Who We Are

The Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel was convened by the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) in 2019 after being commissioned by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham. It is the result of a several years work by Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO’s) to bring into being, you can read a timeline here

Image of Disabled People’s Panel members sat around a meeting table.
Image of Disabled People’s Panel members sat around a meeting table.

We have two Co-chairs, who are currently Michele Scattergood, CEO Breakthrough UK and Sarah Cross, Manager of Rochdale And District Disability Action Group. The member organisations are majority led and staffed by disabled people, they are: 

Breakthrough UK 

Bury People First

Disability Stockport  

Embrace Wigan & Leigh  

GM Autism Consortium Advisory Committee

GMCDP (Convenor)

George House Trust

Manchester Deaf Centre

Manchester Disabled People’s Access Group

Manchester Disabled People Against Cuts

Manchester People First

National Association of Disabled Staff Networks

People First Tameside

Rochdale And District Disability Action Group

Salford Disability Forum

Stand Up Sisters

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