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Waitrose listens to Gina

Following a request from GDA member Gina Johnson, Waitrose has teamed up with St John’s to provide a mobility scooter in both their Admiral Park and Rohais stores. Gina has her own scooter but can’t always take it to the store with her. Waitrose are keen to

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Extra care housing proposals survive

Last week GDA members watched from the gallery, or tuned in from home, for a long, intense and acrimonious States debate on proposals to develop Extra Care Housing on the site of the Longue Rue and Maison Maritaine residential homes. The proposition to throw out the plans

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2020 Vision gets unanimous support in the States

Deputies today voted unanimously in favour of HSSD’s 2020 Vision.  Deputy Jane Stephens emphasised that it would require a change of attitude for the vision to become a reality and several other members, including the Health Minister, picked up on this point in their speeches.  The Chief

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A glimpse of the future with 2020 Vision

As Peter Porter said of HSSD’s 2020 Vision in Business Brief magazine this month “Once in a while, something comes along that almost restores your faith in government”. GDA members were inclined to agree and, having been critical of HSSD actions in the past, we felt that it

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Guernsey fails to make the top 75

There was a interesting interview on Jenny Kendall Tobias’s show on Radio Guernsey this morning (April 20th) with a lady from Motability in the UK in response to the fact that Guernsey has NOT been included in their recent guide to the 75 top family accessible days

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New ramp proposed for Town Square

Yesterday (April 4th 2011) the St Peter Port Douzaine announced that they were awaiting Environment approval for a revised scheme to create a ramp instead on steps at the corner of the Town Church by the Albion pub. Headway member and wheelchair user Sarah Whitchurch was interviewed

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GDA investigates respite care

Respite care is an essential part of the support needed to enable a disabled person to continue to live at home, being cared for by their own family.  A short break of a few hours or a few days protects the health and wellbeing of family members

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