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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Follow our news on Facebook

We are currently reorganising our website. In the meantime you can follow our news on Facebook. You don’t need a Facebook account to access our page. If you do have an account, why not Like our page and get regular news.

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“Simplicity is key” says Tanni Grey-Thompson

          In January 2013, 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

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to promote disability law in Guernsey

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of Britain’s most successful Paralympians and is now a member of the House of Lords. At the invitation of the Guernsey Disability Alliance, she will be visiting Guernsey in January to promote the need for disability legislation. Picture courtesy of The Guernsey

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Mencap information evening on guardianship and benefits

Have you got any questions around guardianship and setting up a trust for someone you are caring for? Or are you confused about benefits? Mencap are holding an information evening that may answer some of your questions. Please click on the poster for more info.    

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Interested in hydrotherapy?

The letter below is from Jo Bourgaize, Co-ordinator for the Guernsey Fibromyalgia Support Group. Please reply direct to her if you are interested, her contact details are at the end of the letter.       At recent support group meetings I have been asking people to

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