GAD - Greenwich Association of Disabled People

Advocacy

For over 30 years we have provided advocacy services for disabled people in Greenwich.

Disabled people encounter a range of physical, cultural, social and attitudinal barriers, which prevent them from accessing the same rights as non-disabled people. This includes making decisions about their lives, living independently, getting an education and employment, obtaining an adequate standard of living and healthcare, getting around and being included in society.

When faced with these barriers, it is important that you understand your rights; know the options available to enable you to overcome these barriers; and feel empowered to take action and speak up for your rights. GAD’s Advocacy service enables you to take action to secure your rights.

Our service is:

  • confidential unless it is life threatening;
  • provided free of charge; and
  • independent, which means the advocate can work in partnership with you, with no conflict of interest.


Our advocates promote the human rights of disabled people and the four principles of human rights –fairness, respect, equality and dignity.