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.

The member organisations are majority led and staffed by disabled people, they are: 

Breakthrough UK 

Disability Stockport  

Embrace Wigan & Leigh (co-opted) 

GM Autism Consortium Advisory Committee

GMCDP (Convenor)

Manchester Deaf Centre

Manchester Disabled People’s Access Group

Manchester Disabled People Against Cuts

Manchester People First

National Association of Disabled Staff Networks

National Federation of the Blind UK

People First Tameside

Rochdale And District Disability Action Group

Salford Disability Forum

Associate members are: Action Together, Activity Alliance, Better Things, Bury Blind Society, Bury U3A, Change, Communic8te Bury, Healthwatch Trafford, Lifeshare, Maddchester, , Pegasus Riding, Proud and Loud Arts, Rochdale Parent Carer’s Voice, RNIB, Seashell, Tameside Autism Group, Trafford Hard of Hearing.

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