Tanni Grey-Thompson impresses deputies and athletes

In January, Paralympic athlete Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE visited Guernsey at the invitation of the Guernsey Disability Alliance to encourage the island to bring in disability equality legislation. Speaking to a large audience of politicians, civil servants, business leaders and GDA members, the Baroness stressed that simplicity was

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Deputies say YES to better mental health

                  In the most enlightened debate the GDA has ever witnessed in the States, Guernsey’s deputies have unanimously approved the island’s first ever Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy and given the final go ahead for a new mental health

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NEW! Adult Disability multi agency meeting to inform future of services

HSSD’s Adult Disability Service has set up a new multi agency forum called the ‘Partnership & Planning Meeting’ which is held quarterly. The forum includes representatives from all of HSSD’s Adult Disability Services, voluntary organisations, parents and service user groups and the Disability & Equality Officer. This

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Disabled People’s Champion John Gollop gets support from other deputies

          Disabled islanders now don’t just have a Disability Champion but an entire team of Disability Champions! Deputy Wilkie and Deputy Le Pelley have kindly offered to assist Deputy Gollop in dealing with disability questions and issues raised by members of the public.

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Disability and Inclusion Strategy likely to be debated in July

The GDA and Deputy John Gollop are part of a Steering Group working together to support Emilie Yerby (States Disability Officer) as she finalises Guernsey’s first ever Disability and Inclusion Strategy. Emilie and the Steering Group are currently presenting an outline of the Strategy to States departments

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States looking for more partnership with voluntary sector

              This is an exciting time for the voluntary sector with new opportunities on the horizon. In their latest ‘Strategic Plan’ the States have expressed a clear intent to work in closer partnership with what they call the ‘Third Sector’. A

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Overwhelming take up for Autism Awareness Training

The Guernsey Sports Commission hosted their first Autism awareness training last month. The session was organised by the Guernsey Community Foundation and the Guernsey Sports Commission, and was delivered by Catherine Hall of the National Autistic Society – Guernsey Branch. Over 70 people attended, including coaches from

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Temporary respite care arrangements now in place

Following the closure of the Croft for adult learning disability respite care at the end of last year, there has been positive feedback about the temporary arrangements that have been put in place. ‘The Lodge’, a three-bedded unit at the King Edward VII, started operating at the

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Could your business skills improve life for disabled islanders?

The Guernsey Disability Alliance is keen to recruit people with business skills to join our Executive Committee. We are a hands-on charity so you will be doing more than just overseeing our work at committee meetings. You will be helping plan our future and then rolling up

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