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Message in a Bottle scheme could help save lives

April 24th, 2013|

Health Information Guernsey and the St John's Ambulance have launched a new scheme called Message in a Bottle. It is a simple idea that encourages people to keep their basic personal and medical information in a common place where they [...]

Launch of new Autism Guernsey charity

April 13th, 2013|

Congratulations to Andy Graham (founder) and the Committee of Autism Guernsey for its truly inspiring charity launch. As the guest speaker Baroness Pitkeathley said in her opening speech: 'If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door'. You have certainly created this [...]

Parent Carer Council are recruiting new members

March 27th, 2013|

The Parent Carer Council consists of a group of parents and carers elected by parents to represent families' views on the services offered to people with a learning disability within the Bailiwick. It meets at least four times a year [...]

Deputies say YES to better mental health

March 26th, 2013|

                  In the most enlightened debate the GDA has ever witnessed in the States, Guernsey’s deputies have unanimously approved the island's first ever Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy and given the final [...]

NEW! Adult Disability multi agency meeting to inform future of services

March 26th, 2013|

HSSD’s Adult Disability Service has set up a new multi agency forum called the ‘Partnership & Planning Meeting’ which is held quarterly. The forum includes representatives from all of HSSD’s Adult Disability Services, voluntary organisations, parents and service user groups [...]

Disability and Inclusion Strategy likely to be debated in July

March 26th, 2013|

The GDA and Deputy John Gollop are part of a Steering Group working together to support Emilie Yerby (States Disability Officer) as she finalises Guernsey’s first ever Disability and Inclusion Strategy. Emilie and the Steering Group are currently presenting an [...]

States looking for more partnership with voluntary sector

March 26th, 2013|

              This is an exciting time for the voluntary sector with new opportunities on the horizon. In their latest ‘Strategic Plan’ the States have expressed a clear intent to work in closer partnership with [...]

Overwhelming take up for Autism Awareness Training

March 26th, 2013|

The Guernsey Sports Commission hosted their first Autism awareness training last month. The session was organised by the Guernsey Community Foundation and the Guernsey Sports Commission, and was delivered by Catherine Hall of the National Autistic Society - Guernsey Branch. [...]

Temporary respite care arrangements now in place

March 26th, 2013|

Following the closure of the Croft for adult learning disability respite care at the end of last year, there has been positive feedback about the temporary arrangements that have been put in place. ‘The Lodge’, a three-bedded unit at the [...]

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March 12th, 2013|

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