Applications open - Disabled People's Panel

Closed 12 Jun 2023

Opened 18 May 2023


The GMDPP is made up of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO- organisations majority run and staffed by disabled people) across GM and is now in its fifth year. It operates at the highest strategic level with the GM Mayor Andy Burnham and the 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 must be based in Greater Manchester (note there are representation gaps in Trafford, Oldham).

What’s the commitment? We have one main meeting a month, 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 extra 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.


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