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Transport Matters, Eh?

As part of the We All Matter, Eh? campaign, disabled islanders recorded videos of their experiences of public transport in Guernsey. The videos are posted on the We All Matter, Eh? website. States members debated the Environment Department’s new Transport Strategy at the end of April and

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Transport Strategy considers more than just buses

Everyone needs to get from A to B. Going to work, picking up the kids, getting to the doctor’s, stopping off for groceries, visiting a friend. If you haven’t got a car, it can be pretty complicated trying to do all that by public transport in Guernsey.

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700 people get to watch the GDA in action

Shelaine Green, Carol Ozanne, Simon de la Mare and Emily Litten recently represented the Guernsey Disability Alliance at a gala dinner for the Guernsey Achievement Awards.  At the event, the nomination video for the We All Matter, Eh? campaign was seen by an audience of 700.  The

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Sporting opportunities for disabled people on the up

The Guernsey Sports Commission hosted a serious of consultations with representatives of different sports and other organisations to identify ways to provide better access to sports. Some of the initiatives planned for 2014 include running workshops for coaches to upskill their knowledge on how to make their sport

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Shopping made easier

The Lions Club in conjunction with the Ron Short Centre are offering a free door to door transport service for people who would otherwise struggle to get their shopping done. Support with the actual shopping would also be available should this be required. The offer is open

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Guernsey decides that everyone matters

November 27th 2013 marked a significant day in history for disabled islanders and carers. It was the day that the States of Deliberation (Guernsey’s parliament) voted unanimously for the island’s first Disability and Inclusion Strategy. As they approached the Royal Court building on the morning of the

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Information pack for Deputies

The Guernsey Disability Alliance has published a series of short Infosheets to help States members and others understand the background to the Disability and Inclusion Strategy. They are: Infosheet 1: How can there be thousands of disabled people in Guernsey? Infosheet 2: Why Guernsey businesses need not

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We All Matter, Eh? campaign launches

In advance of the States debate on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy, disabled islanders and their families have launched a campaign called ‘We All Matter, Eh?‘. Here’s what they say about it… “We are a group of islanders, and their families, sharing our stories of living with

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Ministers say disabled islanders and carers matter

Guernsey’s first Disability and Inclusion Strategy has been published and will be debated by the States of Guernsey (our island government) on Wednesday Nov 27th 2013. At Le Murier School on Monday 21st October, the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister took disabled islanders and carers through

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Disability and Inclusion Strategy now published

Friday 18th October 2013… a truly important and meaningful day for disabled islanders and carers in Guernsey. After three years in development, the island’s first Disability and Inclusion Strategy has been published.  It will be debated by the States of Deliberation on Wednesday November 27th 2013. To

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