October 28, 2011

More financial help will be available to help severely disabled people and their carers in Guernsey. Watched from the visitors gallery by GDA members, deputies unanimously backed Social Security’s proposed changes to Attendance Allowance and Invalid Care Allowance.
Social Security Minister Mark Dorey said: “People who qualify for Attendance Allowance are among the most vulnerable people in our community. It is vital we give them appropriate support.”
Many of the deputies’ questions centred on the lack of help for disabled people who did not need constant care or supervision but still faced some “extra costs of disability”. The Minister explained that the department was awaiting the Disability Strategy, currently in development, before introducing any new benefits.
To read about the package of changes to AA and ICA in full, see our earlier news story.

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