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Guernsey Press announces GDA website

The GDA website is now official! The launch of our new website and Facebook page was reported in the Guernsey Press on Friday 4th November. Below is an abbreviated version of the article: The Guernsey Disability Alliance has launched website to provide answers to common questions and

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States unanimously approves benefit changes

More financial help will be available to help severely disabled people and their carers in Guernsey. Watched from the visitors gallery by GDA members, deputies unanimously backed Social Security’s proposed changes to Attendance Allowance and Invalid Care Allowance. Social Security Minister Mark Dorey said: “People who qualify

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Visit the GDA on Facebook

The GDA now has a Facebook page. Search for Guernsey Disability Alliance and be part of our online interaction!

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Free prescriptions for severely disabled islanders?

Attendance Allowance (soon to be renamed “Severe Disability Benefit”) is a payment of around £90 a week to help meet the extra costs of disability – medical costs, equipment, extra heating etc. Invalid Carer Allowance (“Carers Allowance”) is £73 a week and is intended to supplement the

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Step forward for Learning Disability respite care

Yesterday, after a very short debate that was slipped in right at the end of the day, the States approved the full list of new service bids in the 2011 States Strategic Plan. Amongst the nine services approved was the Adult Learning Disability Respite Care project. Currently,

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Higher levels of depression in Guernsey

People in Guernsey are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than individuals in Jersey and the UK, according to a recent Guernsey Emotional Wellbeing Survey. Results showed that 21% of respondents experienced anxiety and/or depression to clinical levels. In Jersey, the figure is 15% and

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GDA on stage at IoD Debate

The annual Institute of Directors debate sees 500 of Guernsey’s ‘business leaders’ gather to dissect the issues of the island. It’s a prestigious event that attracts a lot of industry and media interest. This year the topic was how businesses could “share the burden” of running the

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Guernsey gets an online Access Guide

The States has commissioned an organisation called DisabledGo to audit the accessibility of 500 venues in Guernsey – hotels, restaurants, shops, public buildings – and publish the results online for everyone to use.  DisabledGo hosted meetings on Wednesday 5th October to explain the survey process and to

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GDA member Richard Cochrane interviewed by BBC

In September Richard Cochrane gave BBC Guernsey reporter Fay Tabel a powerful, yet balanced insight into the difficulties disabled islanders face when getting around Town and into shops. Even though it was radio, you could tell just by Richard’s voice how much effort he was having to put

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Guernsey Mind launches Employment Project

Mental health problems are more prevalent than many people think. One in six workers have a common mental health symptom at any one time so it is likely that many people know someone who is finding it difficult to cope. This month Guernsey Mind launched their Employment

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