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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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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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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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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