Gloucestershire Disability Forum

A brief description of Gloucestershire Disability Forum

Independently funded since began in 1998, GDF takes a full and active part in the County Voluntary & Community Sector Assembly and The South West Equality Network which has many regional disability organizations within its membership.


  • Seeks and listens to the views of people with a disability and provides a platform for debate and discussion
  • Co-ordinates and undertakes consultation exercises
  • Encourage individual with a disability and disability groups to become involved
  • Facilitate and services the quarterly meetings and produces a News Update to around 185 individual members & groups on a quarterly basis
  • Raising the profile of the forum with external bodies

GDF Updates

With the funding from the Summerfield Trust, we are planning to survey all members to give us an up-to-date picture of what people with a disability need in the way of communications and information.


Thank you to the Summerfield Trust for supporting GDF which will allow us to continue this project for a further 6 months.