Greenwich Association of Disabled People

Our mission is to be a force for positive change in society’s perception of disabled people, to support human rights for all disabled people and to be a source of empowerment for disabled people living, working or studying in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.


Established in 1975, Greenwich Association of Disabled People was one of the first Centres for Independent Living established in the UK.

Based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, GAD employs over 40 staff delivering services in Greenwich and surrounding boroughs. Most are disabled or have disabled relatives. They work closely with other Centres for Independent Living and partners regionally and nationally to share expertise.

GAD have delivered numerous services for deaf and disabled people and their families to enable independence within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. In 2013 they started delivering services in the neighbouring boroughs.

GAD have a long history of evidence based campaigning for disability rights and access – their welfare rights work is often highlighted by Inclusion London when making representations to Government on policy matters.