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Visiting Professor of Law for the GDA Meeting January 2017

GDA meeting – 12th January 2017 Open to all Harry Bound Room, Les Cotils 7-9pm We are very excited to be working in partnership with Enable Jersey to bring Professor Anna Lawson to the Channel islands, she will be in Guernsey Thursday 12th January and will beRead more

Review 2016 – Access For All

These are the key points for Access for All 2016: We undertook 31 of reviews in Guernsey With the GDA, Wigwam we visited Alderney for 2 days and conducted 14 review with local group Accessible Alderney and met with over 50 people. A4A and GDA members took part

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Association of Guernsey Charities – Charity Grants Closing Date 31st January 2017

Members of the Association of Guernsey Charities can now apply to receive a grant from the 2016 Christmas Lottery.  Grants can be given for a project, service, or facility within the Bailiwick, or for the benefit of islanders. Please visit the link below for an application form

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Review of 2016 – Wheelchair Service Review

The Wheelchair Assessment and Provision policy has completed HSC consultation process.  Responses to be reviewed with hopeful approval by February 2017. A series of information leaflets have been set for printing. Repair and maintenance Service Level Agreement has been drafted with further discussed planned with Social Security.

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Review of 2016 – Equality Working Group

The Equality Working Group (EWG) was formed in August out of regular informal meetings initiated by Karen Blanchford to focus on how the third sector could assist in eliminating discrimination through improvements in equality legislation and the establishment of an equality rights organisation or equivalent. Discrimination can

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Review of 2016 – Social Policy – Shelaine Green and Arrun Wilkie

Social Policy in 2016   Jan-Mar:  As the end of the States four-year term approached, deputies passed a raft of social policies, including the Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP), Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy (SLAWS) and Social Welfare Benefits Investigation Committee Report (SWBIC).   Apr-Jun:

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Review of 2016 – Disability Champion and Team

Sarah Hansmann Rouxel Looking at where policy is directly affecting disabled islanders and areas that can be fixed before the disability legislation is in place. I am looking to see how we can implement a cultural change from within the States Gathering information on cases to see

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Sports Commission Sporting Achievement Awards 2016

If you would like to nominate someone for the Para-Awards – please visit the link below, as soon as you can. Para-sport Awards Categories: The Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Trophy for the Sports Achiever of the Year with a Physical Impairment The Sports Achiever of the Year

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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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