The Big Disability Survey 2022
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The Big Disability Survey 2022

The Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel has launched the ‘Big Disability Survey 2022’.  The survey, which launched on Tuesday 28 June, is targeted at any disabled people who live or work across Greater Manchester and specifically aims to find out your attitudes and feelings towards the current cost of living crisis.

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.

The Greater Manchester Disabled People's Panel is made up of 15 Disabled People's organisations, run by and for disabled people. The results of this survey will help influence policy and make our city-region a better place to live for disabled people. The more disabled people who can fill it in, the stronger their voice for change becomes.

The insight this survey will provide, will hopefully help shape services and provision in the future. 

To complete the survey visit

There is more information on the GM Disabled People's Panel website and there is a BSL video about the survey.

For support with completing the survey –
Email – panel [at]
Text or call – 07367 754595

Alternatively, written responses can be sent to –
GMCDP, Unit 4
Windrush Millennium Centre
70 Alexandra Road
M16 7WD