Lewisham and Greenwich disability groups discuss merger
Lewisham Disability Coalition (LDC) and Greenwich Association of Disabled People (GAD) are in the early stages of considering how they can make sure the services they provide are protected and sustained through the years ahead, and help them achieve their shared vision of a society where disabled people can participate equally as full citizens.
In response to increasing challenges to funding and to the way health and social care is being funded, planned and delivered in their communities, LDC and GAD feel that the best way to serve the interests of local disabled people is to join together as one stronger organisation led by disabled people.
Both organisations believe that by reducing overheads and speaking with a single voice, one charity can deliver more for disabled people than two, and are looking for a new name that reflects both Lewisham and Greenwich.
LDC and GAD are consulting with their members and stakeholders and working with Lewisham and Greenwich Councils.