GDA - a voice representing disabled people

Its mission is to act as a collective, representative voice of disabled people, promoting equality, rights and social justice.

Welcome to the GDA website!


GDA is an organisation of disabled people (DPO) in Glasgow. Our mandated mission is to act as the collective, representative voice of disabled people and their groups, promoting equality, rights and social justice. GDA has a membership of over 3000 disabled people and is the biggest groundswell of disabled members in Scotland, if not, the UK.


GDA strives to empower disabled people to be full and active citizens, living independent lives and fulfilling their potential. For disabled people in Glasgow, Scotland and across the whole world, Independent Living is not about having to do things by ourselves: it's actually about having the right support and assistance to enable us to make choices for our lives and to be in control of our own destiny!


Please take a few minutes to look through our site and find out about GDA and disabled people in Glasgow. Our contact details are here if you would like to contact us. 

Glasgow Disability Alliance Members

GDA Overview

GDA Transformation Through Learning


Register to become a member of GDA

May-June Learning!

Find out about our fabulous, free learning programme in our latest learning bulletin!

As always, our learning is free, lunch is provided as well as access support if needed. 

Read the latest newsletter here! 



Our publications are available in a variety of formats as well as hard copy: e.g. PDF, MP3 audio, large print, Braille or text only.  You can download our current leaflets and booklets here.


Short Films

GDA members experiences of being involved with GDA. Click here to view. 


Social Media

Like GDA on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter


Rights 2 Reality mini site

A mobile friendly site with easy to understand info about Self Directed Support. Aimed at young disabled people but useful for all ages. Find it here.  


Support GDA

GDA has only a small amount of core funding. We rely on grants and trusts to deliver all our projects. You can help GDA automatically when you shop online via Easyfundraising, without spending any extra money! Find out more here. 

If you would like to make a donation towards our work you can do so via our My Donate page.


Human Rights Consortium Scotland

You can get information about the HRCS and link to their website here.


“The outperformance of targets reflects the exceptional levels of promotional activity that GDA has carried out in order to access disabled people from across the city and other equalities networks" PZA, External Evaluation

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