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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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A memorial to Dave Purdy

Dave Purdy was a lifelong campaigner for equality for disabled islanders. After his death last year at the age of 61, the Guernsey Disability Alliance proposed placing an engraved stone in his memory in the wall of the ramp at the Market Square. You can find out

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Guernsey Disability Alliance – a model to follow?

Last month the University of Bristol published the results of a survey into the voluntary sector in Guernsey, commissioned by the Guernsey Community Foundation. In a full page analysis of the research, Nick Mann from the Guernsey Press picked up on the research recommendation that charities need

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