April 20th, 2020
Within four weeks of lockdown, GDA has:
- sent letters to our 5000+ members twice
- have phoned 2031 members to check their well being
- spoken to 1229 disabled people
- completed 1001 surveys
- referred and supported many, many more to access community based services
- continued to deliver our Rights Now Welfare Rights project
Our survey is capturing key issues, impact, priorities and actions needed for disabled people during COVID19.
This is more evidence of the vital role of Disabled People’s Organisations – or DPOs.
GDA has delivered essential shopping and medication to over 50 disabled people who’d otherwise fall through cracks.
We’ve also managed to connect isolated people via online sessions including:
- The Purple Poncho Players
- Young Drivers for Change
- LGBT network
- Social Care Experience Forum
- Future Visions
We are also working in the background to bring some of our learning online in the coming weeks! So please do look out for updates on our website and social media channels – twitter and facebook for more information as we develop it.
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