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!


We are currently updating the content and look of our website. Our new website will launch later in 2016.  


GDA is an organisation of disabled people (DPO) in Glasgow with a membership of over 3500 disabled people and is the biggest groundswell of disabled members in Scotland, if not, the UK.


Our mission is to build the confidence, connections and contributions of disabled people, recognising their talents and strengths. GDA supports disabled people to participate and be leaders in their own lives, contributing to their families, communities and wider society and becoming more visible across all aspects of life in Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. GDA works with disabled people of all ages and with any type of impairment.


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

GDA Learning Bulletin

Our latest GDA learning bulletin is out now! Read and download by clicking 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 annual report 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

If you would like to support our work financially, please visit our My Donate page where it is possible to make a one off gift or set up a regular donation. You can also help GDA automatically when you shop online via "Easyfundraising", without spending any extra money! Find out more here. 


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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