GDA supports members to speak out about disability issues every chance we get! Our Purple Poncho Players take it to the next level, using music, comedy and drama to depict their own real life experiences on stage, for audiences of policy makers, service managers, and government officials.
Their sketches show powerful personal stories of the barriers disabled people face – they show disabled people’s experiences of welfare reform, isolation, hate crime and prejudice, as well as the difference it can make having the right support, social connections, choice and control in our lives.
This week is Glasgow’s 6th annual Hate Crime Awareness Week, focussed on the theme of disability Hate Crime – and with GDA’s leading role in Glasgow’s…Read More
Participatory Budgeting and Local Democracy
GDA was founded to support disabled people’s participation in decisions that affect us – and from our first ever big event in 2003 when we…Read More
Supercharged: 5000 disabled people speak out during COVID
GDA’s latest report ‘Supercharged: A Human Catastrophe – Inequalities Participation and Human Rights, before during and beyond COVID19’ shows how our disabled-people led pandemic response has…Read More