St Anne’s school raise awareness of disabilities

St Anne’s school in Alderney used the week leading up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPwD to raise awareness of disabilities through their school Assembly. The attached PowerPoint explains what the UN day is about , the diversity of impairments and much more…. To view the Powerpoint

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The winners of The Guernsey Christmas Lights Switch On YBG Competition

Congratulations to the two finalist of the YBG art competition for children with disabilities. Casper (age 4) and Emily (age 5) have won the chance to help Father Christmas turn the lights on Saturday 3rd December in Church Square. Thank you to YBG and sponsors Jacksons Garage

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Viewing the Christmas lights in St Peter Port

Seasonal dispensations are in place again this year to allow driving through some of the prohibited streets in the Town area to view the Christmas lights during the festive period. These dispensations are intended for the benefit of older people and people with disabilities. There is no

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2nd & 3rd December

IMPORTANT DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Did you know 3rd December 2016 is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)? In Guernsey we are encouraging local organisations to dress down on Friday 2nd December and raise funds for one of our 40 member charities. Please get in contact if

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Member groups Top 5 and feedback forms

Thank you to all our member groups and charities that attended the meeting 8th November. A reminder to all 40 groups to please send back their forms so we can use the information in a summary for the disability sector priorities, challenges and role of the GDA.

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GDA November Newsletter 2016

November’s newsletter is now available to download. You can view all of the latest updates from the GDA by clicking the link below: GDA November Newsletter

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Social Policy Update by Shelaine Green

Back in March this year, the States agreed that they wanted to modernise Guernsey’s benefits system – but only when the island could afford it.  One of the changes waiting to be brought in is the introduction of a small “Extra Needs Allowance” for people who have

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States Disability and Inclusion Strategy Framework

Have you seen the States Disability and Inclusion Strategy framework before? It is located here.

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Disability and Inclusion Strategy highlight report

Please find below the 1st Disability and Inclusion Strategy highlight report from Ed Ashton the lead on the project at ESSC (Employment and Social Security). Ed and the team made a commitment to more regular updates and this is the first in a series of highlight reports that

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The States of Guernsey Magazine “Changing Times”

The States of Guernsey magazine ‘Changing Times’  is now available by online at here Including a Q&A with Deputy Jane Stephens on her role as Social Policy lead – Page 6 Update on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy – page 12 GHA and Mencap, Future Guernsey, pensions

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