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The GM Big Disability Survey 2022

The Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel survey wants to hear from disabled people who live or work across Greater Manchester. The survey specifically aims to find out disabled people's attitudes and feelings towards the current cost of living crisis.

GM Big Disability Survey

The survey builds on the 2020 survey from the Panel, which saw nearly 1,000 disabled people in Greater Manchester respond about their views on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The findings of the last survey where 90% of respondents said that the pandemic had a negative impact on their mental health, has helped the panel to apply pressure to decision-makers about the services available to them. The 2020 survey also raised big issues with digital exclusion, as much of the emergency response was relying on digital platforms. This insight has helped to develop Greater Manchester’s response to digital inclusion.

The new 2022 survey focuses on the challenges people might face relating to the current cost of living. Whilst it is an online survey, the Panel are encouraging people to complete the survey in whichever way suits them, with postal, BSL and in-person support available if people need it.

Take part in GM's Big Disability survey here. The survey is open until Wednesday 10 August.