What does the States’ Champion do?

  The election for States Champion for Disabled People will take place on Friday 1st June 2012. This is what the Champion does:   Listens to the concerns of disabled islanders, their familes and the charities and professionals who support them. Guides people towards the help that is

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Media announcement of candidates for States’ Champion

The election of States Champion for Disabled People will take place by postal vote on Friday June 1st.  Nominations for the role closed on Tuesday at 5pm. The States’ Champion listens to disabled islanders and speaks on their behalf in the Assembly.  It is an official States

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24 deputies, including new Chief Minister, at GDA AGM

                    The 4th AGM of the Guernsey Disability Alliance took place on Weds 2nd May. Picture if you will… A packed Cambridge Room at Beau Sejour – about 100 people Familiar GDA faces, plus lots of new ones.

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Goodbye Jane, we will miss you

One of the big surprises of Election 2012 was the loss of Jane Stephens from the States. An intelligent, dedicated politician who focused on getting things done, Jane was best known for asking the questions of the Education Department that led to the Mulkerrin Review. But she

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GDA Speed Hustings – a date with democracy

On the evening of Monday 26th March 2012 a bell sounded in the Harry Bound Room and the hum of deep conversation rose from twelve small tables dotted around the room. The first ever Speed Hustings in Guernsey had begun and disabled islanders, their families, and the

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You can influence the Disability Strategy

A message from Emilie Yerby, Disability and Equality Officer: You are invited to a consultation meeting on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy The Disability and Inclusion Strategy Steering Group have prepared a definition of disability, which we would like to use as the basis for the Strategy.

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DisabledGo Access Guide to Guernsey goes live

Ever wanted to check out a venue for its accessibility before you leave home? In so much detail, you can even see a photo of what the toilet looks like? The much-awaited DisabledGo Access Guide to Guernsey launched today at Beau Sejour. This online directory (developed in

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Survey to determine number of disabled islanders

Guernsey has always been short of statistics when it comes to disabled people. It is one of the reasons it’s been difficult to get any action on developing new services. But the States have just sent a Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion survey to 6500 households which

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New grant funding for local charities

The Guernsey Community Foundation’s new Quarterly Grants Programme is now open for applications. The Foundation’s existing Funders have pledged £40,000 per year for the programme, £10,000 per quarter. Applications for grants from £1,000 up to £10,000 are welcome from voluntary, charitable and community organisations that meet the

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Introduction to Positive Behaviour – free training

Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support Approaches and Challenging Behaviour March 8th or 15th St John’s Training Centre, Les Gigands (opposite Oatlands) 10am – 2.30pm This module is aimed at those informal carers who are caring for someone with a learning disability (complex needs), Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Developmental

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