Guernsey decides that everyone matters

November 27th 2013 marked a significant day in history for disabled islanders and carers. It was the day that the States of Deliberation (Guernsey’s parliament) voted unanimously for the island’s first Disability and Inclusion Strategy. As they approached the Royal Court building on the morning of the

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Information pack for Deputies

The Guernsey Disability Alliance has published a series of short Infosheets to help States members and others understand the background to the Disability and Inclusion Strategy. They are: Infosheet 1: How can there be thousands of disabled people in Guernsey? Infosheet 2: Why Guernsey businesses need not

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We All Matter, Eh? campaign launches

In advance of the States debate on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy, disabled islanders and their families have launched a campaign called ‘We All Matter, Eh?‘. Here’s what they say about it… “We are a group of islanders, and their families, sharing our stories of living with

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Ministers say disabled islanders and carers matter

Guernsey’s first Disability and Inclusion Strategy has been published and will be debated by the States of Guernsey (our island government) on Wednesday Nov 27th 2013. At Le Murier School on Monday 21st October, the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister took disabled islanders and carers through

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Disability and Inclusion Strategy now published

Friday 18th October 2013… a truly important and meaningful day for disabled islanders and carers in Guernsey. After three years in development, the island’s first Disability and Inclusion Strategy has been published.  It will be debated by the States of Deliberation on Wednesday November 27th 2013. To

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GDA response to Disability and Inclusion Strategy

From Shelaine Green and Rob Platts  – Guernsey Disability Alliance: We very much welcome the publication of the island’s first ever Disability and Inclusion Strategy. Many people, both within the States and outside it, have worked incredibly hard as a team to make this happen. The States

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Mental Health Employment Conference success

Guernsey Mind, as part of its Employment Project, hosted a successful Mental Health Employment Conference in September. The turnout was impressive and exceeded the organisers’ expectations. Over 100 professionals and business leaders attended the half day conference with the aim of encouraging better mental health practice in

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John’s team gains more influence

Earlier this year, Deputies Paul Le Pelley and Arrun Wilkie volunteered to assist Deputy John Gollop in his work as States’ Champion for Disabled People. A big advantage of their involvement comes from the fact that they both have a number of other roles, both within the

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Citizens Advice Bureau launches new website

Guernsey’s Citizens Advice Bureau has launched their new website, providing valuable local information to everyone in the community.  The charity’s online pages receive more than 1000 ‘hits’ per month. CAB give free and confidential advice and deal with nearly 10,000 enquiries annually,  mainly involving family matters, housing,

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Carers’ Conference to look at better support for carers in Guernsey

“Who cares for the Carer?” – Carers Conference  Health Information is hosting a Carers’ Conference on the 17th Oct 2013 from 10am – 4pm at Les Cotils and would like to invite carers or those those supporting carers to come along. The purpose of the conference is

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