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Disability and Inclusion Strategy Highlight Report No 10

Please find attached the most recent Highlight Report relating to the various workstreams of the Disability and Inclusion Strategy. Please feel free to share the Highlight Report as required. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch, Caroline Mullins, Disability Officer States

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Message from Sarah Hansmann Rouxel – Disability Champion

Firstly I’d like to apologise I’ve not been the disability champion you deserve and I apologise that in 2017 people with disabilities in Guernsey still do not have rights. It isn’t, as some have suggested, because there is a block in the system that would be removed

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December 2017 Newsletter

Please find attached the December 2017 newsletter, packed full of information and news. We outline the events and success of all the participants of the ‘Think Differently about Disability’ Campaign, plus new activity in Alderney for accessibility, please do click on the links to read further on

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Accessibility and Buses – Travel Information

Please find attached a media release from the States Driver and Vehicle Licensing Services in respect of the Accessibility Card Launch which has been issued today. Should you have any queries in respect of this release, please direct them to CT Plus or Jonathan Guilbert at Passenger

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Occupational Health Update

Fiona Hegarty from Occupational Therapy reports below their updates:- The policy signed off and circulated (here). Service model is to recruit a full-time Occupational Therapy Wheelchair Specialist post with “off-island attachment” with another wheelchair service – post due for advertising in Jan and discussions ongoing with 2

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HSC CareWatch

The GDA membership is represented on the new Health & Social Care (HSC) CareWatch team. to find out more please read their recent article in the GEP. They hope to set up new contact details and a website soon. The first draft of the feedback from the

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News from Alderney

Since Karen GDA coordinated a visit from Access for All, States of Guernsey and Wigwam came over to Alderney and gave Accessible Alderney the boost it needed, lots of small but encouraging moves have been made in the direction of making the island more accessible.. Of course

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Equality Rights Organisation (ERO)

Please find attached the slides and notes from a workshop given by Rob Platts for the Equality Rights Organisation. Equality and Rights Organisation presentation Dec 2017 ERO Presentation

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Equality Working Group Chair

The Guernsey Equality Working Group is looking for a new chair. The specification and advert is attached, the applications deadline is 3rd January 2018, with interviews in the following few weeks. Please share widely. Please see attached advertisement. EWG Chair Specification October 2017 final Chair of the Equality

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Accessibility Cards from CT Plus Bus Service

New Accessibility Cards are making travelling around Guernsey even easier A new card is available for those who may have difficulty in using public transport because of their age, disability, illness or any other factor. The Accessibility Card is a discreet ‘I may need help’ card that can

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