GDA AGM – Tuesday 3rd December 7pm Les Cotils

Dear members, supporters and partners We invite you to join us for Christmas food and drinks on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) and for our AGM Tuesday 3rd December 2019, Les Cotils Harry Bound room from 7-8:30pm. please rsvp for catering info@disabilityalliance.org.gg

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Update: Discrimination Legislation review

Dear member, During yesterday’s States meeting, Deputy Michelle Le Clerc made a statement explaining that because of the polarised response received through the discrimination legislation consultation process, the Committee for Employment and Social Security (ESS) intends to “revisit” certain crucial elements of the proposals. The elements to

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Purple Tuesday 13th November

Purple Tuesday, which takes place on Tuesday 12th November, is an international call to action focused on changing the customer experience for people with disability. It is a celebration of the purple pound, the spending power of disabled people and their families which is estimated to be worth

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Myth Busting videos

Drs Buckley and Quinlivan, University of Gallway, share their research and considerable experience re a number of Myths around the Discrimination Legislation proposals Thank you to volunteer Michael for the assistance to transcript the videos for us. You can read them all below. This short video has

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GDA team and funding

On the 30th September, we sadly say goodbye to Trudi Kent our amazing member co-ordinator. We will miss Trudi dearly but know that she and her family will remain connected to the GDA as members. We thank the Deanery Fund for their support for the past year

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Myth 7: pre-employment questions

Myth 7: Employers in the UK can ask pre-employment questions about existing and past disabilities 25th September 2019 Not true: section 60 of the Equality Act 2010 makes it generally unlawful to ask questions about disability and health before a job offer is made.  Many other jurisdictions, including, for example, the

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Mike Read – Health sector rep

We welcome Mike Read as a co-optee to the GDA executive committee as the Health sector representative. Mike strengthens the Social Policy team, which includes Catherine Hall as Education representative, Arrun Wilkie, Rob Harnish and Rob Platts. Married, father of 3 girls and 1 boy. Mike grew

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