Disability Officer Update October 2017

Working and caring

Are you thinking about leaving work or do you want to know more about combining work and a caring role? For more information visit signpost.gg via this link.

Visiting the Princess Elizabeth Hospital

If you have an appointment at the PEH or you are visiting someone in hospital and would like to know about accessibility please follow this link to the factual guides.

Information and awareness raising

The States of Guernsey have embraced the dementia friends training with a number of trainers delivering sessions across a variety of service areas. These sessions have evaluated well and more are planned.

Autism awareness training has been delivered by Autism Guernsey to the States Information Technology Service. This interactive session was well received and provided practical hints and tips on becoming more inclusive.

States services have nominated key individuals to attend the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) training to increase awareness on making States environments more accessible for customers and employees.

DisabledGo Visit

DisabledGo are attending the Access For All’s AGM on the 7 November, to provide an update on the accessible guides published on DisabledGo Guernsey. You will also be invited to join DisabledGo in December when they will explain what is involved in an accessibility guide review. This will include the option of working with DIsabledGo to undertake a review of small venues in Guernsey. These guides will then be published on the DisabledGo website. For further information contact caroline.mullins@gov.gg

Disability Awareness Training

To understand more about how to make the small changes that could help individuals feel welcome at a social event, as an employee, in a restaurant or shop please take time to look at the Disability Awareness free online training https://training.disabledgo.com/. In the six modules you will learn about different types of impairments such as mobility, visual, hearing, hidden and multiple impairments. You will also find information about learning disabilities, learning difficulty, autism and dementia. The practical advice section provides information on things you can do to assist people with a sight or hearing impairment, mobility impairment, learning disability, mental health issues or an individual with dementia. The language section explains why using the correct language to describe disability is important and provides some practical tips about using disability related language in conversation.

To date 1,421 people have started the training and 985 people have completed all six modules.

 

Caroline Mullins, Disability Officer

States of Guernsey

 Tel: +44 (0)1481 732557

Emailcaroline.mullins@gov.gg

 

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We'd love to hear from you.

+44 (0)7781 467316
info@disabilityalliance.org.gg

      
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Write to us at:

The Guernsey Disability Alliance
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La Planque Lane
Forest
Guernsey
GY8 0DR