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DisabledGo Access Guide features more local venues

June 25th, 2013|

In 2012, the States of Guernsey commissioned professional disability surveyors, DisabledGo, to produce an online guide that would help disabled islanders and visitors find out whether a venue is accessible before setting out from home. 500 local shops, [...]

Autism Guernsey and Mencap are recruiting Befrienders

June 24th, 2013|

If you have an interest, a hobby or time to spare why not become a befriender for a person with a learning disability or autism? For more information, click on the poster below and feel free to share this opportunity [...]

The GDA Exec Committee is growing

June 15th, 2013|

The GDA is managed by an Exec Committee of eleven volunteers - five elected officers and six co-optees. Elections were held at our recent AGM. Our new Hon. Treasurer is Guy Plummer who is currently Finance Director of [...]

How easy is it for disabled islanders to get from A to B?

June 11th, 2013|

On Weds 12th June Deputy John Gollop, States’ Champion for Disabled People, hosted a discussion with disabled people about their experiences of getting around Guernsey .  He was joined by Deputy Paul Le Pelley and Deputy Arrun Wilkie who recently [...]

Local initiatives for Carers' Week

June 6th, 2013|

It was National Carers Week from the 10 - 16th June. To mark the event, Guernsey charities put on various events: L'Vair (new mental health charity), Guernsey Alzheimer's Association, Les Bourgs Hospice and other charities spoke about the many faces [...]

Disability and Inclusion Strategy now due in November

June 3rd, 2013|

At their April meeting, the Social Policy Group (SPG) did not approve the Disability and Inclusion Strategy to go to the States in July as hoped. They are committed to moving forward with the Strategy and the principles within it but [...]

Come to GDA AGM June 5th 2013

May 14th, 2013|

Our AGM will be held on Weds 5th June 2013 from 7pm to 9pm at Le Murier School, St Sampson's. All are welcome. As well as the usual AGM business, including the election of our new committee, there'll be an [...]

Plans to form alliance for Supported Living & Ageing Well Strategy

May 13th, 2013|

In May, the Guernsey Community Foundation brought together private and voluntary sector organisations that have an interest in supporting older people. During the meeting, representatives of the States gave an update on the development of the Supported Living [...]

HSSD to identify overall need for adult LD respite care

May 1st, 2013|

At a meeting with parents in May, the Adult Disability Service (ADSES) explained that they were planning to send out a questionnaire to determine the overall need for respite care for adults with a learning disability.  This follows completion of [...]