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Deputy Wilkie’s amendment is passed

Good news…. The States voted NOT to cut the benefit rate for disabled adults who live at home by £26.99 a week. All thanks to an amendment by Deputy Arrun Wilkie, States’ Champion for Disabled People. The vote was unanimous, not a murmur of dissent. Thank you

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GDA welcomes Access for All

The Guernsey Disability Alliance welcomes the creation of the new group “Access for All”. Shelaine Green, Chair and Social Policy Adviser, said: “We’re really pleased that the new Access for All Group has launched and we look forward to welcoming them as our 36th member charity. Being

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Keep Moving sessions

We have been asked to share the details of Keep Moving which offer a range of sporting activities for people with restricted mobility on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 12.30-1.30. For more information please contact paula.woodland@gov.gg

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Good news on benefits cut

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March’s newsletter

March’s newsletter is now available to download. You can view all of the latest updates from the GDA You can view it online here You can download our Guide to the Election by clicking here

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States Committee treats disabled adults like children

The Social Welfare Benefits Investigation Committee (SWBIC) is proposing to reduce the benefit payments made to a large group of disabled islanders by £26.99 a week. This 20% reduction is a direct result of the Committee’s decision to recommend that an adult who lives in someone else’s

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Communal facilities in the Extra Care Schemes – La Nouvelle Maraitaine and Le Grand Courtil

The GDA have been asked by HSSD to share details of the services which are available at La Nouvelle Maraitaine and Le Grand Courtil. Cafe Amiti at La Nouvelle Maraitaine and the Magnolia Tree at Le Grand Courtil are open to members of the public for lunches

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February’s Newsletter

February’s newsletter is now available to download. You can view all of the latest updates from the GDA You can view it online here To view Karen’s slides from the evening click here If you’d like a printed copy, please Contact Us.

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Disability Legislation workshops

The GDA is running a series of workshops to outline Disability Legislation. They are optional for all members and charity members. Discussion 1 – an introduction Purpose of the Discussion • To introduce the concept of Disability Legislation in general • To develop a shared understanding among

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Ageing Well in the Bailiwick response to Deputies

On 19 January GDA members were invited to Ageing Well in the Bailiwick’s meeting to discuss the Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy (SLAWS). There was a good turn-out – around 45 people representing about 20 different organisations – and some lively discussions about the SLAWS report

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