Benefits News

Equipment Aids and Adaptations – Section 10

February 14th, 2023|

In 2022 the GDA was asked by the Committee for Health and Social Care (HSC) to respond to potential changes to the means tested "section 10" provision of equipment, aids, and adaptations. A report has now been prepared for [...]

Proposed New Benefit Rates

July 23rd, 2020|Tags: |

Please find below and attached Carols Proposed New Benefit Rates document - you are welcome to share with members GDA Proposed new benefit rates - July 2020 GDA Proposed new benefit rates - July 2020 Proposed New [...]

Positive changes for Carers allowance

April 27th, 2020|

Please find below the announcement from Employment and Social Secuirty (ESS) Change in the law will allow more carers to receive carer's allowance A recent change in the Law will allow carer's allowance to be received by a carer [...]

Carers' Action Plan for the States of Guernsey

January 18th, 2018|

Invitation for informal/ unpaid carers to give their views to inform a Carers Action Plan for the States of Guernsey and to attend an Engagement Event on Thursday 15th February 5.30 – 7.30pm at Les Cotils, Harry Bound Room   In [...]

Pargiter Trust Grant Applications

December 12th, 2017|

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  [...]

Carers Guernsey Report

June 14th, 2017|

The Guernsey Community Foundation (GCF) held a stakeholders meeting to launch the Carers Guernsey report and provide an update on their progress. The report and slide deck of the evening can be found below: Carers stakeholder meeting 31 05 17 [...]

Deputy Wilkie's amendment is passed

March 23rd, 2016|

Good news.... The States voted NOT to cut the benefit rate for disabled adults who live at home by £26.99 a week. All thanks to an amendment by Deputy Arrun Wilkie, States' Champion for Disabled People. The vote was unanimous, [...]

Modernising the Supplementary Benefit system

February 2nd, 2012|

Social Security have announced the first phase of their plans to modernise the Supplementary Benefit system. There are over 700 injured, ill or disabled islanders relying on the Supp Ben safety net so this is an issue very much of [...]

Potential funding for charities from Social Security

December 28th, 2011|

Organisations within the voluntary and charitable sector could be given grants for projects Social Security thinks would aid the departments work under proposals to go before the States early next year. The suggestion will be included within Social Security's review [...]

States unanimously approves benefit changes

October 28th, 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 [...]

Free prescriptions for severely disabled islanders?

October 13th, 2011|

Attendance Allowance (soon to be renamed "Severe Disability Benefit") is a payment of around £90 a week to help meet the extra costs of disability - medical costs, equipment, extra heating etc. Invalid Carer Allowance ("Carers Allowance") is £73 a [...]

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