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New Children and Young People’s Plan

Consultation on the States new Children and Young People’s Plan starts today. Disabled children are very much included. Here’s the Media Release and the Plan itself. The consultation questionnaire is at the bottom of the page here: www.gov.gg/cypp. Deadline for submissions is 26th June.

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New leaflet for accessible taxis

The Environment Department recently issued four new taxis licences specifically for accessible taxi cabs. Three of the cabs are now fully operational so the Department hs published a new leaflet giving the contact details for the drivers and explaining how the service works. There are lots of

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Access arrangements for Liberation Day

Good news….  Culture and Leisure has announced that all of the parking at the bus station will be reserved for Blue Badge holders on Liberation Day. Plus there’s a special Park n Ride system for those Blue Badge holders who don’t use a wheelchair and are ok

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Taxi! Looking for new drivers…

Good news about taxis from the Environment Department.  Here’s their Media Release: As part of the new Integrated Transport Strategy, the Environment Department is making it easier for disabled islanders to travel by taxi. As such, an additional category of taxi licence plate has been created that

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Search for new driving force for GDA

Could you take a successful organisation to the next level? As Executive Director you will become the new driving force at the centre of the GDA, taking responsibility for all operational aspects of the charity and its future growth and development. The GDA brings together disability charities

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Do you Get Things Done?

Are you brilliant at Getting Things Done?  Or do you know people who are? The States is currently advertising for someone to implement two vital parts of the Disability and Inclusion Strategy.  Experience of disability, either personally or professionally, is not essential – more important is knowing

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Community Foundation invests in the GDA

The Guernsey Community Foundation has awarded the Guernsey Disability Alliance a strategic grant of £90,000 to fund the salary (and associated costs) of an Executive Director for two years. This is the first stage of our Five Year Plan to make sure the charity is here for

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Deputy Wilkie is the new States Champion

Deputy Arrun Wilkie has been appointed as the new States’ Champion for Disabled People and will jointly lead the Disability and Inclusion Strategy Steering Group alongside Jane Stephens.  He replaces Deputy John Gollop who stepped down in June after his appointment to the Environment Board. What does

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Jane Stephens to drive Disability Strategy forward

The Social Policy Group (part of Policy Council) is creating a Steering Group which will have day-to-day responsibility for ensuring the Disability and Inclusion Strategy is implemented. The Group will have two Co-Chairs.  One will be Jane Stephens.  And the other will be the new States’ Champion

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Deputy John Gollop resigns as Champion

Deputy John Gollop has resigned as States’ Champion for Disabled People. It is for the best of reasons – his fellow deputies have elected him to onto the new Environment Board.  John is now on two busy departments, Environment and Social Security, and he’s had to make

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