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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): https://gov.gg/article/162603/Longer-Working-Lives Our media release is available here: https://gov.gg/article/162604/Barriers-to-staying-in-work-for-older-islanders-could-be-addressed-through-Longer-Working-Lives-proposals 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

GDA Annual General Meeting

GDA AGM presentations by Employment, Social Security (ESS) Thank you to everyone who attended or watched online our Guernsey Disability Alliance LBG AGM  3rd October. The presentations by Deputies Michelle Le Clerc, Emilie Yerby and Disability & Inclusion Strategy lead at ESS Ed Ashton are below as are

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Be Active Forum Newsletter October 2017

How can we encourage a shift from private vehicles to alternative forms of transport? Please read the attached poster for further information. Thank you Alun Williams THS Poster 2

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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

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HSC CareWatch Focus Group 

Please find attached the first draft of the feedback from the CareWatch focus group on health and social care priorities for disabled islanders and carers. Please do email me your comments or amendments so we can finalise the document. Thank you Karen Blanchford Executive Director karen@disabilityalliance.org.gg hsc

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Membership – why not join us?

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To become a formal member of the GDA please complete the attached membership form and forward it to the GDA for approval at the next Executive committee 1. Individual member 2. Member charity We welcome membership from all charities, clubs and groups that represent disabled islanders and

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Guernsey Training Agency Course for Charities

The GTA are offering a training session at the GTA,Working for a Charity. This is a free, one day course to be held on Monday 16th October. The aim of the course is to equip individuals with a greater understanding of working for a charity, including considering their

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Education Proposals Comments

The GDA, in partnership with Wigwam and the Youth Commission, consulted with our members over the summer to provide a submission to Education’s proposals on Secondary and Post 16 Education. This involved drafting papers, running focus groups and an online survey . Attached is our comment on

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