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Review of 2016 – GET – Guernsey Employment Trust

Our main priority is to satisfy the funding agreements we have with HSC and CESS and that means achieving our KPIs. The main KPIs for HSC are to be able to provide an employment service to more disabled people and to secure an increased number of paid

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Review of 2016 – Carers’ Update

‘The main issue for carers remains the absence of a carers strategy. Although some small steps have been made, the existence of a strategy (and then of course the practical matters that will lead from it) still feels like a long way off. The GDA of course

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Review of 2016 – Disability Officer

In February 2016 the new website was launched providing information about services, support and activities for parents and carers of children with a disability. The Autism Framework has been shared widely in Guernsey providing groups and individuals the opportunity to have their say. The framework has

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Celebrating 2016

Guernsey Disability Alliance (GDA) celebrates a number of the many activities that have taken place in Guernsey in 2016 to ensure the Voice of disabled Islanders is heard. This is all part of celebrating UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (#IDPwD).Read more

Facts and figures around disability in Guernsey

Guernsey Disability Alliance (GDA) uses the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (#IDPwD) to highlight the facts and figures around disability in Guernsey and the barriers people face.Read more

The winners of The Guernsey Christmas Lights Switch On YBG Competition

Congratulations to the two finalist of the YBG art competition for children with disabilities. Casper (age 4) and Emily (age 5) have won the chance to help Father Christmas turn the lights on Saturday 3rd December in Church Square. Thank you to YBG and sponsors Jacksons Garage

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2nd & 3rd December

IMPORTANT DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Did you know 3rd December 2016 is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)? In Guernsey we are encouraging local organisations to dress down on Friday 2nd December and raise funds for one of our 40 member charities. Please get in contact if

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Member groups Top 5 and feedback forms

Thank you to all our member groups and charities that attended the meeting 8th November. A reminder to all 40 groups to please send back their forms so we can use the information in a summary for the disability sector priorities, challenges and role of the GDA.

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GDA November Newsletter 2016

November’s newsletter is now available to download. You can view all of the latest updates from the GDA by clicking the link below: GDA November Newsletter

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Social Policy Update by Shelaine Green

Back in March this year, the States agreed that they wanted to modernise Guernsey’s benefits system – but only when the island could afford it.  One of the changes waiting to be brought in is the introduction of a small “Extra Needs Allowance” for people who have

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