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“Simplicity is key” says Tanni Grey-Thompson

          In January 2013, Paralympic athlete Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE visited Guernsey at the invitation of the Guernsey Disability Alliance to encourage the island to bring in disability equality legislation. Speaking to a large audience of politicians, civil servants, business leaders and GDA

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to promote disability law in Guernsey

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of Britain’s most successful Paralympians and is now a member of the House of Lords. At the invitation of the Guernsey Disability Alliance, she will be visiting Guernsey in January to promote the need for disability legislation. Picture courtesy of The Guernsey

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Mencap information evening on guardianship and benefits

Have you got any questions around guardianship and setting up a trust for someone you are caring for? Or are you confused about benefits? Mencap are holding an information evening that may answer some of your questions. Please click on the poster for more info.    

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Local company offers cash and volunteers to charity

Luna Bar and Fusion Nightclub staff have launched a mission to find a charity partner for 2012/13. To coincide with Volunteers Week from, 1 to 7 June, proprietor Adam Burroughs and his team of 37 have been long considering how they can get more involved with the

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Tell the States about life for disabled islanders

The States is carrying out a Disability Survey to help them understand: How many disabled people and carers there are in Guernsey and Alderney What kind of challenges you face here What you would like to change What kind of health conditions and impairments you have This

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Deputy John Gollop wins States Champion election

Photo courtesy of Chris George, Coast Media. Huge congratulations to Deputy John Gollop, the new States’ Champion for Disabled People. The decision of disabled islanders and their supporters was loud and clear – John won 60% of the votes cast (259 votes). Turnout was 71% (435 votes).

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Voting has now closed

The last day to return your vote to the Royal Court for the election of States’ Champion for Disabled People was Friday 1st June. Voting has now closed. The result will be announced after the bank holiday weekend on Wednesday 6th June at the GDA monthly meeting

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Hustings draws the crowds

It was a full house for the States Champion hustings in the Harry Bound Room at the Cotils last night with more than 100 people eager to get to know the candidates. For a really good flavour for the event, watch the coverage on Channel TV. The

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Candidates manifestos now available

***Registration for voting has now closed*** On Friday 1st June 2012, disabled islanders, their families and those who support them will take part in a postal vote to elect the States’ Champion for Disabled People 2012. Who can vote in the Election? How do I get a

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Who can vote in the Election for States’ Champion?

  The people encouraged to vote for the States’ Champion for Disabled People are:     1. Disabled islanders In Guernsey this is defined as follows: People with disabilities, or disabled people, include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with

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