Benefits

Carers’ Action Plan for the States of Guernsey

Invitation for informal/ unpaid carers to give their views to inform a Carers Action Plan for the States of Guernsey and to attend an Engagement Event on Thursday 15th February 5.30 – 7.30pm at Les Cotils, Harry Bound Room   In line with the Supported Living and Ageing

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Pargiter Trust Grant Applications

The Pargiter Trust grants applications round is now open. Attached is the media release which has been issued today, plus guidelines and criteria. Grant criteria is as follows: Improving health & well-being – reducing isolation, providing hot meals and refreshments and  helping older people to stay active through

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Carers Guernsey Report

The Guernsey Community Foundation (GCF) held a stakeholders meeting to launch the Carers Guernsey report and provide an update on their progress. The report and slide deck of the evening can be found below: Carers stakeholder meeting 31 05 17 final slides – PDF Carers report Final

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Deputy Wilkie’s amendment is passed

Good news…. The States voted NOT to cut the benefit rate for disabled adults who live at home by £26.99 a week. All thanks to an amendment by Deputy Arrun Wilkie, States’ Champion for Disabled People. The vote was unanimous, not a murmur of dissent. Thank you

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Modernising the Supplementary Benefit system

Social Security have announced the first phase of their plans to modernise the Supplementary Benefit system. There are over 700 injured, ill or disabled islanders relying on the Supp Ben safety net so this is an issue very much of relevance. You can find out more by

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Potential funding for charities from Social Security

Organisations within the voluntary and charitable sector could be given grants for projects Social Security thinks would aid the departments work under proposals to go before the States early next year. The suggestion will be included within Social Security’s review of the supplementary benefit system. Deputy Chief

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States unanimously approves benefit changes

More financial help will be available to help severely disabled people and their carers in Guernsey. Watched from the visitors gallery by GDA members, deputies unanimously backed Social Security’s proposed changes to Attendance Allowance and Invalid Care Allowance. Social Security Minister Mark Dorey said: “People who qualify

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Free prescriptions for severely disabled islanders?

Attendance Allowance (soon to be renamed “Severe Disability Benefit”) is a payment of around £90 a week to help meet the extra costs of disability – medical costs, equipment, extra heating etc. Invalid Carer Allowance (“Carers Allowance”) is £73 a week and is intended to supplement the

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Invalidity benefit is safe this year

The Billet for debate in the States of Guernsey at the end of September includes Social Security’s proposals for increases in Benefits for 2012. As many GDA members will remember, last year Social Security proposed increasing Invalidity Benefit (IVB) by 1.5% whilst pensions were due to go

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