May 18, 2012

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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 available.
  • Looks at any changes the States plan to make from a disabled person’s point of view.
  • Makes speeches about disabled people’s issues in States meetings.
  • Encourages other States members to learn more about disabled people and their concerns.
  • Raises awareness in the media of the barriers disabled people face.
  • Helps develop and put into action the States’ Disability Strategy to improve support for disabled people.

If you are a disabled islander, a close family member or you work with or support disabled islanders in some way, find out how to vote here.
To hear a GDA interview on BBC Guernsey about the election, go to 25 mins in here.

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