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Overwhelming take up for Autism Awareness Training

The Guernsey Sports Commission hosted their first Autism awareness training last month. The session was organised by the Guernsey Community Foundation and the Guernsey Sports Commission, and was delivered by Catherine Hall of the National Autistic Society – Guernsey Branch. Over 70 people attended, including coaches from

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Temporary respite care arrangements now in place

Following the closure of the Croft for adult learning disability respite care at the end of last year, there has been positive feedback about the temporary arrangements that have been put in place. ‘The Lodge’, a three-bedded unit at the King Edward VII, started operating at the

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Could your business skills improve life for disabled islanders?

The Guernsey Disability Alliance is keen to recruit people with business skills to join our Executive Committee. We are a hands-on charity so you will be doing more than just overseeing our work at committee meetings. You will be helping plan our future and then rolling up

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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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