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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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Directions to the Cheshire Home

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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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