The Guernsey Disability and Inclusion Strategy is the States of Guernsey plan for raising awareness about disability and improving the lives of people living with disabilities, including carers.
You can find out more about the Disability and Inclusion Strategy on the States Signpost.gg website
Guernsey’s Disability and Inclusion Strategy is broken down into a number of different projects. These projects include:
- extending the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities [CRPD] to Guernsey in order to confirm the island’s commitment to respect the rights of its disabled citizens;
- introducing legislation to protect disabled islanders and carers from discrimination;
- creating an Equality and Rights Organisation [ERO] to promote the rights of disabled people and carers and other groups at risk of discrimination;
- improving the informationavailable to disabled people and carers about support and services;
- commissioning an audit of the States’ employment practices, buildings and services to ensure they meet the new legislation, new policies and plans;
- developing frameworks for Autism, Learning Disability and Dementia that set out how people with these specific conditions are diagnosed and supported;
- introducing a Capacity Law to empower and protect people who may not be able to make decisions for themselves;
- creating an Employment Trust to help disabled people to gain and maintain employment and providing information for businesses in preparation for the legislation; and
- developing safeguarding policies to protect vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect.
The GDA directly represents the voice of Islanders with disabilities on all of these projects.