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Mental Health Employment Conference success

Guernsey Mind, as part of its Employment Project, hosted a successful Mental Health Employment Conference in September. The turnout was impressive and exceeded the organisers’ expectations. Over 100 professionals and business leaders attended the half day conference with the aim of encouraging better mental health practice in

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John’s team gains more influence

Earlier this year, Deputies Paul Le Pelley and Arrun Wilkie volunteered to assist Deputy John Gollop in his work as States’ Champion for Disabled People. A big advantage of their involvement comes from the fact that they both have a number of other roles, both within the

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Citizens Advice Bureau launches new website

Guernsey’s Citizens Advice Bureau has launched their new website, providing valuable local information to everyone in the community.  The charity’s online pages receive more than 1000 ‘hits’ per month. CAB give free and confidential advice and deal with nearly 10,000 enquiries annually,  mainly involving family matters, housing,

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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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