Legislation update: A call to Galway by Rob Platts

Dear Members A call to Galway Probably just hearing the word “legislation”, for some, makes hearts sink and eyes droop in despair and disbelief. Many, perhaps, now equate the word “legislation” with delays, broken promises and denied rights – and I can understand that. The great Dr

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Jersey Disability Discrimination Consultation – GDA response

At the end of last year Jersey organised a consultation with the public in their disability discrimination legislation. The GDA gave a full response (special thanks to Rob Platts), many of our comments are included in the consultation report.  The GDA has concluded that the proposed approach

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Statement by the President of the Committee for Employment & Social Security

Please click on the link below to read the statement made by Deputy Michelle Le Clerc on Tuesday 16th February 2018.–Social-Security

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ERO Media Release – Toward fairness for all: Developing Guernsey’s equality and rights organisation

Please find on our blog below the ERO news release for your attention. Deputies Yerby and Le Clerc are available for interviews on this topic. Issued by: Siriol Evans Tel: 01481 732517 E-mail:   ERO Media Release Jan18 FINAL

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Pancake Day Fundraiser – Guernsey Cheshire Home

Come and join the Guernsey Cheshire Home for their Pancake Fundraiser on Teusday 13th February at the Town Church from 11am. Guernsey Cheshire Home Tel: 01481 720578 Email: Pancake Day Poster 2018

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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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Committee for Employment and Social Security search for expert advice

Ellen Pragnell, the Disability Discrimination Officer has written to us to outline the following request:- The Committee for Employment & Social Security are seeking expert advice to help them to decide which jurisdiction to model the new Disability Equality Legislation on. It is intended that by finding

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Guernsey Airport helps Travellers with Hidden Disabilities

A new initiative is being launched by Guernsey Airport this Friday which will help staff discreetly identify travellers who may require additional support. The ‘Hidden Disability Lanyard’ scheme recognises that travelling can present particular challenges for people dealing with a range of conditions.  Staff working for the

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Longer Working Lives Policy Letter

Just to advise that the Longer Working Lives Policy Letter was submitted to the Greffe today and is available here (the date of the States Debate at which it will be considered is yet to be confirmed): Our media release is available here: The consultation results previously

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The definition of disability

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The recent media around the Disability & Inclusion Strategy has raised a few questions which we plan to answer over the next few weeks. This report from GDA founder Rob Platts November 2014 outlines “Definitions and qualifications of “disability” within disability discrimination legislation - a brief studyRead more
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