December 2017 Newsletter

Please find attached the December 2017 newsletter, packed full of information and news. We outline the events and success of all the participants of the ‘Think Differently about Disability’ Campaign, plus new activity in Alderney for accessibility, please do click on the links to read further on

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Accessibility and Buses – Travel Information

Please find attached a media release from the States Driver and Vehicle Licensing Services in respect of the Accessibility Card Launch which has been issued today. Should you have any queries in respect of this release, please direct them to CT Plus or Jonathan Guilbert at Passenger

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Pargiter Trust Grant Applications

The Pargiter Trust grants applications round is now open. Attached is the media release which has been issued today, plus guidelines and criteria. Grant criteria is as follows: Improving health & well-being – reducing isolation, providing hot meals and refreshments and  helping older people to stay active through

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Occupational Health Update

Fiona Hegarty from Occupational Therapy reports below their updates:- The policy signed off and circulated (here). Service model is to recruit a full-time Occupational Therapy Wheelchair Specialist post with “off-island attachment” with another wheelchair service – post due for advertising in Jan and discussions ongoing with 2

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HSC CareWatch

The GDA membership is represented on the new Health & Social Care (HSC) CareWatch team. to find out more please read their recent article in the GEP. They hope to set up new contact details and a website soon. The first draft of the feedback from the

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News from Alderney

Since Karen GDA coordinated a visit from Access for All, States of Guernsey and Wigwam came over to Alderney and gave Accessible Alderney the boost it needed, lots of small but encouraging moves have been made in the direction of making the island more accessible.. Of course

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Equality Rights Organisation (ERO)

Please find attached the slides and notes from a workshop given by Rob Platts for the Equality Rights Organisation. Equality and Rights Organisation presentation Dec 2017 ERO Presentation

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Equality Working Group Chair

The Guernsey Equality Working Group is looking for a new chair. The specification and advert is attached, the applications deadline is MIDDAY – Monday 22nd January 2018, with interviews in the following few weeks. Please share widely. Please see attached advertisement. EWG Chair Specification October 2017 final

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Accessibility Cards from CT Plus Bus Service

New Accessibility Cards are making travelling around Guernsey even easier A new card is available for those who may have difficulty in using public transport because of their age, disability, illness or any other factor. The Accessibility Card is a discreet ‘I may need help’ card that can

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Christmas Fayre for Guernsey Cheshire Home at the Town Church

Please read and share the attached poster for the Christmas fayre for the Guernsey Cheshire Home, at the Town Church on 14th December. Christmas Fayre Poster_Proof 3

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