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Deputy Wilkie is the new States Champion

Deputy Arrun Wilkie has been appointed as the new States’ Champion for Disabled People and will jointly lead the Disability and Inclusion Strategy Steering Group alongside Jane Stephens.  He replaces Deputy John Gollop who stepped down in June after his appointment to the Environment Board. What does

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Jane Stephens to drive Disability Strategy forward

The Social Policy Group (part of Policy Council) is creating a Steering Group which will have day-to-day responsibility for ensuring the Disability and Inclusion Strategy is implemented. The Group will have two Co-Chairs.  One will be Jane Stephens.  And the other will be the new States’ Champion

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Deputy John Gollop resigns as Champion

Deputy John Gollop has resigned as States’ Champion for Disabled People. It is for the best of reasons – his fellow deputies have elected him to onto the new Environment Board.  John is now on two busy departments, Environment and Social Security, and he’s had to make

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GDA Reach for the Summit event fills St Sampson’s Hall

On June 4th 2014, disabled islanders, civil servants and politicians gathered in St Sampson’s High School Hall to review progress on Guernsey’s new Disability and Inclusion Strategy.  The event was organised by the Guernsey Disability Alliance and supported by Deutsche Bank and had to be moved from

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Transport Matters, Eh?

As part of the We All Matter, Eh? campaign, disabled islanders recorded videos of their experiences of public transport in Guernsey. The videos are posted on the We All Matter, Eh? website. States members debated the Environment Department’s new Transport Strategy at the end of April and

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Transport Strategy considers more than just buses

Everyone needs to get from A to B. Going to work, picking up the kids, getting to the doctor’s, stopping off for groceries, visiting a friend. If you haven’t got a car, it can be pretty complicated trying to do all that by public transport in Guernsey.

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700 people get to watch the GDA in action

Shelaine Green, Carol Ozanne, Simon de la Mare and Emily Litten recently represented the Guernsey Disability Alliance at a gala dinner for the Guernsey Achievement Awards.  At the event, the nomination video for the We All Matter, Eh? campaign was seen by an audience of 700.  The

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Sporting opportunities for disabled people on the up

The Guernsey Sports Commission hosted a serious of consultations with representatives of different sports and other organisations to identify ways to provide better access to sports. Some of the initiatives planned for 2014 include running workshops for coaches to upskill their knowledge on how to make their sport

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Shopping made easier

The Lions Club in conjunction with the Ron Short Centre are offering a free door to door transport service for people who would otherwise struggle to get their shopping done. Support with the actual shopping would also be available should this be required. The offer is open

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Guernsey decides that everyone matters

November 27th 2013 marked a significant day in history for disabled islanders and carers. It was the day that the States of Deliberation (Guernsey’s parliament) voted unanimously for the island’s first Disability and Inclusion Strategy. As they approached the Royal Court building on the morning of the

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