Update: Discrimination Legislation review

Dear members,

Update: early February the GDA met with ESS and G4 for further discussions on the legislation and ERO, these discussions are ongoing. ESS are due to publish its policy letter(s) by 2nd March and the debate is due late April (22-24th).
Our news section is updated to share any public information as we receive it. The summary of the findings from the ESS discrimination legislation consultation can be found on Gov.gg 
ESS – Employment Social Security (ESS)
G4 business groups: IOD, Chamber of Commerce, CIPD and GIBA. 
If any member would like further information or clarification, Rob Platts or Rob Harnish would be pleased to assist 
you can download the last update here:

Best wishes

Rob Platts MBE

Founder and Equality Advisor, Guernsey Disability Alliance


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2019 changes to GDA Core

Late in 2018 members voted to move to GDA Core, with our focus on:

  • Rights, Policy and Legislation – led by Dr Rob Harnish and Rob Platts MBE (socialpolicy@gda.org.gg)
  • Supported by Catherine Hall (Education) and Mike Read (Health)

In 2019 we were excited to announce funding that means our other strand, Our Voice, through the We All Matter, Eh? brand will continue into 2020.  Karen Blanchford will lead the WAME projects (not GDA Core). Karen@matter.gg

2020 is an important year for seeing substantial progress in the Discrimination Legislation proposal and Equality and Rights Organisation (ERO). Follow our updates in the news section at our meetings and on Facebook and Twitter.

Find out more about our 10 year achievements 2008 – 2018

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Welcome to the GDA website

If you have a question about living life as a disabled person in Guernsey, why not ask other disabled islanders? It’s a small island, someone is bound to know the answer.

The first step is to look in our Frequently Asked Questions to see if what you are interested in is something that a lot of people want to know.

If that doesn’t work, send us a message using the Contact Us page and we’ll try to help.

You can use this website keep up with the news relevant to disabled islanders in our Newsblog and add your comments to the stories, if you wish. Or join us on our Facebook page.

For information in person, especially if you would like to discuss your individual circumstances in confidence, drop in to the Health Connections next to the Ron Short Centre at Beau Sejour or in the foyer of the new block at the PEH or call 01481 707470.

If you have found this site because you are planning to visit our lovely islands and want to know about access to hotels, attractions and other public buildings, there are two sources of information:

AccessAble Access Guide for Guernsey
Access Guide to Guernsey

Meet our patron

We are thrilled to have Paralympian and parliamentarian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, as our patron.

Changing attitudes towards disability in Guernsey can be a real uphill battle.  Knowing that Tanni believes in what we are doing and is there for us if we need support is a huge boost for all our members.  Tanni came to the island to help put the case for disability discrimination legislation in January 2013.

To find out more, go to our Newsblog.  Follow Tanni on Twitter @tanni_GT.

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