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Is the Disability Strategy fulfulling its promises?

  The Disability Strategy is already two years old The Disability and Inclusion Strategy was passed unanimously by the States in November 2013. It contains nine different projects. On 16th October, the States published an Update Report setting out the progress that has been made so far.

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Stay safe, warm and healthy.

  Ageing Well in the Bailiwick have put together some initiatives which are aimed at helping people to stay safe, warm and healthy over the coming winter months. You are welcome to pass these on to your own organisations and to anyone else who you think might

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Come and watch the States Meeting

  If you are thinking of attending the States meeting abut progress on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy on Tuesday 24th November, read our two-page Infosheet to find out how it all works. Click on this Infosheet link, not the photo, for a clearer view.

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November’s newsletter

November Newsletter

  Novembers newsletter is now available to download. You can view all of the latest updates from the GDA. You can view it online here If you’d like a printed copy, please Contact Us.

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Guernsey Employment Trust – November Guest Speaker

Michael Evans, Chief Executive of Guernsey Employment Trust was GDA’s November Guest Speaker. He spoke about the range of employment services available for 16 – 67 year olds. GET have been running since May this year and have just moved into their new building at The Fort

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Wheelchair service review update

Thank you to a number of our members for taking part in the Wheelchair service review, Fiona Hegarty HSSD has issued an update report which can be downloaded at the link below. There are ongoing meetings to break down the next steps, the next meeting is Tuesday

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Media coverage for States update on Disability Strategy

The Disability Strategy has been very much in the news this week, following publication of the two-year Update Report on progress of the Disability Strategy. The GDA described the report as a “sobering reality check”. Here are links to all the different stories: Guernsey Press Fri 16th

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States Dept responses to Disability Strategy

Recently the Chief Minister, Deputy Jonathan le Tocq, asked each States Department to identify work done in the last 18 months in support of the Disability and Inclusion Strategy. The letters he received in response are included in an Appendix to the Update Report on the Disability

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Chief Minister is “as frustrated as GDA” by progress

Guernsey’s Chief Minister, Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, was asked on BBC Guernsey this morning for his view on the Update Report on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy. Here’s a summary of his main points: I am as frustrated as Shelaine [GDA] is that we haven’t done more.

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Review of Mental Health Awareness week

The GDA was represented at a number of conferences in the last few weeks. Attached are links to a number of resources which Jersey Employment Trust (JET) Able to Work conference with MIND Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace MIND UK, Emma Mamo – managing

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