October 18, 2013

Photo of leafletFriday 18th October 2013… a truly important and meaningful day for disabled islanders and carers in Guernsey.
After three years in development, the island’s first Disability and Inclusion Strategy has been published.  It will be debated by the States of Deliberation on Wednesday November 27th 2013.
To quote from the States report:
“The Disability and Inclusion Strategy aims to improve the quality of life of disabled Islanders and their carers though changing attitudes.  Its general objective is to sustainably transform society so that disabled people and carers can be active and engaged socially, economically and culturally”.
“The main proposals in the Strategy are:
1. to improve the information that the States provides to disabled people, to carers, to businesses and to the general public;
2. to start the process of developing legislation to prevent discrimination against disabled people and their carers;
3. to extend the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Guernsey; and
4. to make the States of Guernsey a more disability-friendly employer and provider of services.
Useful links:
States Report – look for ‘2013 November 27th Billet XXII’ at the bottom of the page
Information about the Strategy on the States website
GDA response to the Strategy

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