We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Inclusion Grants to support Deaf and Disabled People programme.
Funded by Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership, a total of £78,350.40 has been awarded to 6 projects across Greater Manchester. This programme is part of the implementation of the recommendations from The Greater Manchester Mental Wellbeing & Disability Report and aims to change the narrative around disability by improving accessibility and inclusion for Deaf and disabled people.
The report showed that Deaf and disabled people in Greater Manchester (especially those with diagnosed mental health conditions) are less happy, less satisfied with life, feel things are less worthwhile and are more anxious than hearing and non-disabled people.
The Inclusion Grants to support Deaf and Disabled People programme is one of the ways Greater Manchester aims to reduce that gap.
Funded organisations will deliver innovative pilot projects during 2023 to encourage, embed or increase good practice around one or more of the below priorities:
Listening to Deaf and disabled people and including them in the co-creation of services, policies, practices, events and activities.
Joining up services so support is offered holistically, ensuring it is tailored to the need and preferences of the individual.
Removing any ‘one size fits all’ approaches.
Improving support for Deaf and disabled people wanting to take on volunteering opportunities.
A full list of grant recipients can be found attached below.