Higher levels of depression in Guernsey

People in Guernsey are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than individuals in Jersey and the UK, according to a recent Guernsey Emotional Wellbeing Survey. Results showed that 21% of respondents experienced anxiety and/or depression to clinical levels. In Jersey, the figure is 15% and

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GDA on stage at IoD Debate

The annual Institute of Directors debate sees 500 of Guernsey’s ‘business leaders’ gather to dissect the issues of the island. It’s a prestigious event that attracts a lot of industry and media interest. This year the topic was how businesses could “share the burden” of running the

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Guernsey gets an online Access Guide

The States has commissioned an organisation called DisabledGo to audit the accessibility of 500 venues in Guernsey – hotels, restaurants, shops, public buildings – and publish the results online for everyone to use.  DisabledGo hosted meetings on Wednesday 5th October to explain the survey process and to

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A memorial to Dave Purdy

Dave Purdy was a lifelong campaigner for equality for disabled islanders. After his death last year at the age of 61, the Guernsey Disability Alliance proposed placing an engraved stone in his memory in the wall of the ramp at the Market Square. You can find out

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Invalidity benefit is safe this year

The Billet for debate in the States of Guernsey at the end of September includes Social Security’s proposals for increases in Benefits for 2012. As many GDA members will remember, last year Social Security proposed increasing Invalidity Benefit (IVB) by 1.5% whilst pensions were due to go

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