Greenwich Association of Disabled People
GAD is a user led Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation that provides information, advice and peer support to disabled people on a wide range of issues.
About this organisation
GAD provides the following user led services to local disabled people:
Universal advice information to disabled people in Greenwich – funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich:
- Telephone and face to face support on a casework basis, to assist individuals to obtain welfare rights benefits or to tackle discrimination related to housing, employment or training. This service is available free to all disabled people who live, work or study within the Borough of Greenwich. We also provide this service to other disabled people at a cost.
Hate Crime advocacy and awareness project – funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich (though Greenwich Racial Inclusion Project):
- Case work advocacy to tackle disability hate crime, representation at panel meetings and strategic meetings, outreach work raising awareness; promotional work to raise awareness.
Personal Assistants Agency – this is a under review and we are developing a new kind of service that does not involve registered activities.
Into Sport project – a consortium project funded by Sport England:
- Supporting disabled people to become active and take up sport.
Social Inclusion projects – funded by small grants and donations – a range of social groups and activities aimed at providing life skills, peer support and facilitating social inclusion.
Equalities Service – funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to give local disabled people a voice and influence on service provision and to facilitate civic participation.