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Message from Policy & Resources (P&R) to our GDA members

Further to the presentation on phase one of the Policy & Resource Plan at the Guernsey Disability Alliance meeting on Monday 5 September, please find attached the final version which has been submitted for debate at the States meeting on 15 November 2016. I have attached the

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Tax Relief on Charitable Giving

Deputy Jane Stephens has asked that the letter below, be circulated to you all, so that you have more information on the recent decision made by the Policy and Resources Committee, announced in the 2017 Budget, regarding tax relief on charitable giving. Helga Carré, Policy Officer Strategy &

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Minutes of the meeting from our GDA Members meeting on 5th October 2016

The first member-only meeting (not including member charity reps) was chaired by Peter Hill Smith and had 20 attendees. Some of the topics discussed were: the purpose of the GDA, feedback, legislation, exchange information, contact point flyer, Guernsey Employment Trust, Access for All, DVLA Blue Badges and

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Disability Officer Update • October 2016 by Caroline Mullins

DisabledGo came over to Guernsey in September specifically to share how they undertake access surveys and to give individuals the opportunity to shadow and to survey some of the smaller shops in St Peter Port. Janina and Peter were very interested in finding out more about DisabledGo

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“Inclusive” plan for future of Guernsey published

The first stage of Guernsey’s new Policy and Resource Plan (“Future Guernsey”) is now up on the States website at www.gov.gg/policyandresourceplan.  It will be debated on 15th November. The aim of the Plan is to “give Guernsey direction and a clear set of priorities”.   This is

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Disability Awareness Training • Free Online Training

Training for disability awareness is now available and Free for everyone. The States of Guernsey now have available Disability Awareness Training through an on line tool. The training was developed by a number of charities and disabled people in Guernsey and therefore it is bespoke to Guernsey.

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Come along to a talk at Les Cotils by Joanna Sharpen from AVA

Please come along to a public presentation at Les Cotils, for Mental Health Week. The speaker is Joanna Sharpen, the Policy Manager at AVA (Against Violence and Abuse). The presentation will look at the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people. It will be held

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Introduction from the Chairman of the GDA

Dear Members This is my first contribution to our newsletter since my election as the GDA Chair. It has been a bewildering few months as there is so much to learn not just about the current and future situation but also to get a feel for what

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New Disability Champion

Deputy Sarah Hansmann Rouxel is the new States’ Champion for Disabled People. You can hear Sarah talk about her new role on BBC Guernsey at 09:10 here. The Champion’s role was created in 2009 and was previously held by Deputy Jane Stephens and Deputy John Gollop and,

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Newsletter • September 2016

September’s newsletter is now available to download. You can view all of the latest updates from the GDA You can view it here – gda-september-newsletter-2016 or by clicking on the image.

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