GDA members describe who we are – in 60 seconds!
Who We Are
Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) is a thriving disabled people led organisation with 5000 members across Greater Glasgow – and counting! We are the biggest groundswell of disabled people in Scotland and a leading example of a grassroots community of identity.
What We do
Through fully accessible learning, coaching, and events GDA connects disabled people with each other, with opportunities and with decision makers. We recognise talents and strengths and support disabled people to build on these, participate and be leaders in their own lives.
- Our Vision is a world where disabled people can participate and have our voices heard, on a full and equal basis, in all aspects of our lives, communities and wider society, with our human rights upheld and with choices equal to others.
- Our Mission is to build the confidence and connections of disabled people, by delivering fully accessible programmes of support, learning, and capacity building, to enable disabled people’s vital contributions and active participation in our own lives, in decisions which affect us, and in creating a fairer more equal society.
GDA is controlled by our full voting members: disabled people, people with long term conditions, and disabled people led organisational members in the Glasgow area. GDA’s member organisations make up the Glasgow DPO Network. Many individual members also run their own impairment-specific support groups e.g. for stroke survivors, or people with MS or Fibromyalgia, and social clubs for older people.
Our associate members are a thriving network of people, partners and allies who support our aims, including friends and family, workers who support disabled people, and partner organisations and providers at local and national levels e.g. GAMH, Enable Glasgow, Common Knowledge UK, Spinal Injuries Scotland.