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Carers’ Conference to look at better support for carers in Guernsey

“Who cares for the Carer?” – Carers Conference  Health Information is hosting a Carers’ Conference on the 17th Oct 2013 from 10am – 4pm at Les Cotils and would like to invite carers or those those supporting carers to come along. The purpose of the conference is

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GDA celebrates 5th Birthday

On 28th August, members and supporters celebrated the GDA’s Fifth Birthday with a summer party at the Guernsey Cheshire Home. Good music, great food and a lot of fun in the garden whilst Chris George took a group photo… And of course, the wonderful announcement that Baroness

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Tanni becomes the GDA’s patron

Paralympian and parliamentarian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, has become a patron of the Guernsey Disability Alliance. The exciting news was announced to our members and supporters as we celebrated our fifth birthday party, hosted by the Guernsey Cheshire Home. Tanni visited Guernsey in January 2013 at the

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New parent support group gives advice on anxiety in children

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Disabled people are one group affected by poverty

In July, the GDA attended the Poverty Debate, hosted by the Guernsey Community Foundation. 150 deputies, civil servants, charities, business people and islanders came together to discuss whether there is a poverty problem in Guernsey, led by an expert panel. The overwhelming consensus was that there is

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Autism Guernsey launch their new outreach service

Autism Guernsey, in conjunction with the National Autistic Society, has launched a brand new outreach service for children and adults with autism. The aim is to close the current gap in States’ service provision which currently leaves families and individuals affected by autism with little support, particularly

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Poverty in Guernsey? What’s the problem?

The Guernsey Community Foundation is hosting a public debate on poverty. Is poverty really an issue in our wealthy island? In your experience, do you see examples of what you would consider to be real poverty? Would you like to see Guernsey monitor poverty levels more closely

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Deputy Chief Minister announces details of Disability Strategy at GDA AGM

At the GDA’s recent “Film Night” AGM, deputies and professionals joined GDA members and supporters in a packed Le Murier School Hall to review progress for disabled islanders in the last 12 months. Munching on popcorn, the audience watched Channel TV and Paralympics footage, plus video presentations

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Alderney strives for better access

Here is a message from the founder of ‘Accessible Alderney’ Jane Aireton: Accessible Alderney was formed earlier this year to make Alderney more accessible to everyone. The island suffers from the hills, high winds, narrow streets and the cobbles with which  the residents of Guernsey are very familiar.

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DisabledGo Access Guide features more local venues

In 2012, the States of Guernsey commissioned professional disability surveyors, DisabledGo, to produce an online guide that would help disabled islanders and visitors find out whether a venue is accessible before setting out from home. 500 local shops, hotels, restaurants, sports facilities and transport links were included

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