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Media coverage for States update on Disability Strategy

The Disability Strategy has been very much in the news this week, following publication of the two-year Update Report on progress of the Disability Strategy. The GDA described the report as a “sobering reality check”. Here are links to all the different stories: Guernsey Press Fri 16th

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States Dept responses to Disability Strategy

Recently the Chief Minister, Deputy Jonathan le Tocq, asked each States Department to identify work done in the last 18 months in support of the Disability and Inclusion Strategy. The letters he received in response are included in an Appendix to the Update Report on the Disability

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Chief Minister is “as frustrated as GDA” by progress

Guernsey’s Chief Minister, Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, was asked on BBC Guernsey this morning for his view on the Update Report on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy. Here’s a summary of his main points: I am as frustrated as Shelaine [GDA] is that we haven’t done more.

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Review of Mental Health Awareness week

The GDA was represented at a number of conferences in the last few weeks. Attached are links to a number of resources which Jersey Employment Trust (JET) Able to Work conference with MIND Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace MIND UK, Emma Mamo – managing

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GDA honoured in national awards

The GDA goes national!  Proud to announce that we were one of the runners-up in the Lloyds Bank Foundation Charity Achievement Awards held in the City of London on 8th October 2015.  Our award category was “Championing Change” alongside 11 other brilliant charities from England, Wales and

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Guernsey Mind Conference – Speak out for Positive Mental Health

Mental health issues will affect 1 in 4 of us this year. This conference highlights the impact of mental health at work and in sport. Top speakers from the UK and Guernsey will share their experiences and highlight how changing our attitudes can make a huge difference.

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Accessible Taxis

We’ve received a copy of the most recent update to the islands “Guide to Accessible Taxis”. The Guide can be downloaded here Accessible taxis have been specially adapted to carry a wheelchair if required, and the cab has good internal lighting to assist people who may have

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GDA response to Chief Minister’s statement

On Tuesday 29th September, the Chief Minister, Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, made a statement to the Assembly regarding a delay to the anticipated Update Report on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy from September 2015 to November 2015. In response, Shelaine Green, Chair of the Guernsey Disability Alliance,

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Autism and supported housing presentation

If you would like to attend a meeting on the designs for the proposed Autism and supported housing at Le Vieux Jardin site in the Vale then the Guernsey Housing Association and Create Chartered Architects will be providing an overview of the buildings on Wednesday 7th October,

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September Newsletter

September’s newsletter is now available to download. You can view all of the latest updates from the GDA. You can view it online here. If you’d like a printed copy, please Contact Us.

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