Applications are now open for individuals to join the new Manchester Disabled People’s Engagement Panel. Members of the panel will use their lived experience of disability to ensure that Manchester’s services and businesses do not create unexpected barriers to disabled people. It aims to be a ‘go-to’ group where key organisations from across public services and businesses in the city will come to get advice on being more inclusive.
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The Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel (GMDPP) is made up of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO- that is organisations majority run and staffed by disabled people) across Greater Manchester. 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.
The following few months are going to see Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) entering a new development stage and they would like to extend the opportunity for members to become involved also. Project worker Gemma would like to run a series of workshops that will offer a unique opportunity to shape the way GMCDP continues it practices.
Level Best is a free programme of workshops and coaching for people with lived experience of racism and/or who are disabled.
Breakthrough UK greatly value the energy, time, commitment and talents of their skilled Board of Trustees, who make it possible for them to achieve their aims. In return Trusteeship provides a hugely rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. This is a voluntary role, reasonable travel expenses and access requirements will be met.
Breakthrough UK trustees are:
Papers outlining how Manchester City Council intends to address a budget shortfall of up to £105m for 2021/22 have been published.
Manchester Deaf Centre is setting up a mutual support group for d/Deaf male ex-offenders. This support group is being set up together with CMS and funding from the Movember Foundation. It follows a pilot mutual support group for d/Deaf ex-offenders in Lancashire.
The North West Disabled Peoples Stakeholder Group are a network recruited by the Governments Disability Unit and they would like to raise with the Disability Minister issues that are affecting disabled people in employment during the pandemic. Complete their short and confidential survey to give your views.
Change Makers is a project for young people aged 16-25 with disabilities to explore issues in their local area and to design and run campaigns highlighting the issues and make change. Leonard Cheshire are currently operating in Glasgow, Swansea, Manchester and Belfast.
This is a great opportunity for the young people to:
Breakthrough UK is a member of the North West Regional Stakeholder Network, of the Cabinet Office Disability Unit, providing a channel for input and engagement with central government from disabled people in the region.
They want to find out about the experiences of disabled people/people with lived experience of disability and long-term conditions, regarding employment so far during the Covid-19 pandemic.