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Autism Guernsey and Mencap are recruiting Befrienders

If you have an interest, a hobby or time to spare why not become a befriender for a person with a learning disability or autism? For more information, click on the poster below and feel free to share this opportunity with others.

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The GDA Exec Committee is growing

The GDA is managed by an Exec Committee of eleven volunteers – five elected officers and six co-optees. Elections were held at our recent AGM. Our new Hon. Treasurer is Guy Plummer who is currently Finance Director of RW Randall Ltd. He has an interest in social

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How easy is it for disabled islanders to get from A to B?

On Weds 12th June Deputy John Gollop, States’ Champion for Disabled People, hosted a discussion with disabled people about their experiences of getting around Guernsey .  He was joined by Deputy Paul Le Pelley and Deputy Arrun Wilkie who recently volunteered to assist him in bringing down

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Local initiatives for Carers’ Week

It was National Carers Week from the 10 – 16th June. To mark the event, Guernsey charities put on various events: L’Vair (new mental health charity), Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association, Les Bourgs Hospice and other charities spoke about the many faces of caring every morning on BBC Radio

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Disability and Inclusion Strategy now due in November

At their April meeting, the Social Policy Group (SPG) did not approve the Disability and Inclusion Strategy to go to the States in July as hoped. They are committed to moving forward with the Strategy and the principles within it but have asked Emilie Yerby, States Disability Officer,

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A new afterschool club for young carers started in June

Great news for young carers on the island. The HUB launched a Young Carers after school club to mark Young Carers week in June. As we all know, young carers are often hidden on the island and there are very few opportunities for them to have time to

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Come to GDA AGM June 5th 2013

Our AGM will be held on Weds 5th June 2013 from 7pm to 9pm at Le Murier School, St Sampson’s. All are welcome. As well as the usual AGM business, including the election of our new committee, there’ll be an update on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy

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Plans to form alliance for Supported Living & Ageing Well Strategy

In May, the Guernsey Community Foundation brought together private and voluntary sector organisations that have an interest in supporting older people. During the meeting, representatives of the States gave an update on the development of the Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy (SLAWS). Mark Cooke, HSSD Chief

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Farewell to Terry – our Honorary Secretary is retiring

At March’s GDA meeting we said a fond farewell to Terry Moore who retired from his position as GDA Honorary Secretary and chief tea and coffee maker. Terry has been a valuable member of the team and helped develop the GDA, we will all miss him. Luckily,

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