Overview

Disability affects every family in Guernsey.  Of the 13,000 people in Guernsey with an impairment or disability there are a large proportion which are hidden or unseen

Disability in Guernsey

Of the 13,000 people in Guernsey with an impairment or disability there are a large proportion which are hidden or unseen. The Hidden Disability campaign aims to raise awareness of the diverse range of disabilities locally. The awareness will be in the format of videos and factsheet which can be shared by social media and provide information on the impairment, living with a hidden disability, top tips and resources.

4,000 of the 13,000 islanders experience significant difficulties in day to day life as a result of their impairment
More than 2,000 islanders provide care and support for a family member or friend
Disability affects every family in Guernsey

Figures from the States Disability Needs Survey 2012 (more information on Gov.gg)

The campaign

The Hidden Disability campaign aims to raise awareness of the diverse range of disabilities locally. The awareness will be in the format of videos and factsheet which can be shared by social media and provide information on the impairment, living with a hidden disability, top tips and resources.

Training

Partnering with the States Disability Officer and the GDA member charities we offer Hidden Disability training. Either in 1-1.5 hour sessions or via our presentation which will be online in March 2020.

Please contact Gill Evans, States Disability officer