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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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The GDA / We All Matter Eh? are seeking a Corporate Secretariat

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The GDA Executive Board is expanding as we develop our work in the community and with businesses. We are looking for a Corporate Secretariat, who can volunteer 4-8 hours a month, preferably through CSR with their employer.    It is a critical role to the GDA Board as

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Scrutiny hearing on the progress of the Disability and Inclusion Strategy

Please see the newspaper articles from the Guernsey Evening Press regarding the Disability and Inclusion Strategy in Guernsey

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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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Developing Disability Discrimination/Equality Legislation – Appointment of consultants

Ellen Pragnell, Senior Policy Officer – Disability Discrimination Legeislation, is pleased to advise that following interviews with the three shortlisted consultancy teams, the Committee for Employment & Social Security has decided to appoint legal experts from the National University of Ireland Galway’s internationally acclaimed Centre for Disability Law and

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Guernsey Dynamics Football Team

We are a Special Needs Football Club and take players from the age of 14. We are called Guernsey Dynamics. The coaches are fully qualified with first aid, and child welfare qualifications. We train once a week for an hour and a half (venue to be arranged).

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Be Active!

Be Active! Active literacy through storytelling course Firstly it’s great to see organisations such as the Guernsey football Association doing their bit to promote activity across the community. Football Development Officer, Joelle Pengelley, circulated the note below to teachers inviting them to att end the Active Literacy

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Lift Access at Guernsey Police Headquarters

Guernsey Police regret to inform wheelchair users that our lift access to the front desk is currently out of order.  Our engineers are working to resolve the issue, but are awaiting the delivery of parts from the UK.  Should anyone with a mobility impairment need to speak

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Jersey Disability Discrimination – news release

Please find below Jerseys update their progress on making disability a protected characteristic under the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013. The draft Disability Discrimination Regulations will be debated by the States Assembly at the States sitting of 20 March 2018 and if approved, will come into force (partly)

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January 2018 Newsletter

Happy New Year everyone! We are very pleased to attach the first newsletter of 2018. If you wish to discuss any of the content, please do contact us at GDA Jan 2018 newsletter

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