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Amendment is lost, but delays are in doubt

December 15th, 2011|

HSSD's bid to have £1.35m of its lost budget reinstated was lost by 18 votes to 29 in the Assembly yesterday. At the time, we assumed that meant that delays to the adult learning disability respite care project would now [...]

Improvements to respite care under threat

December 12th, 2011|

It seems that getting something through the States just isn't enough anymore. As reported in Saturday's Press, HSSD is threatening to postpone the introduction of the Adult Learning Disability Respite Care project until 2013, if not beyond. This project was [...]

Two-thirds avoid disabled people

December 2nd, 2011|

Nearly two-thirds (65%) of people have admitted they avoid disabled people because they don’t know how to act around them, according to new research sponsored by BT. To hear Aindre Reece-Sheerin's reaction to the BT research into attitudes towards disabled [...]

Welcome Emilie, new Disability Officer

December 1st, 2011|

Emilie Yerby has just been appointed as the second Disability and Equalities Officer. She is taking over from Emma Jones, who has moved on to another post within the Civil Service, and will be responsible for writing the Disability Strategy. [...]

Guernsey businesses support GDA

December 1st, 2011|

A big thank you to members of the Chamber of Commerce who raised £3,177 for the Guernsey Disability Alliance at their Annual Dinner last week. The event at the St Pierre Park Hotel was a sell out, with more than [...]

Press coverage of Dave's Memorial

November 15th, 2011|

From the Guernsey Press, Saturday 12th November: Dave's work for disabled people is recognised. A memorial stone plaque celebrating the work of disability campaigner Dave Purdy was unveiled yesterday. Crowds gathered at the access ramp to Market Square [...]

Bailiff unveils memorial stone to Dave Purdy

November 14th, 2011|

Although there were a few spots of rain, that didn't stop a large crowd of Dave Purdy's friends and family gathering at the Market Square Ramp to watch the Bailiff unveil a memorial stone in Dave's honour on [...]

Dave Purdy honoured with Community Award

November 10th, 2011|

Wonderful news! Dave Purdy was posthumously awarded the Special Award at the Community Awards at St James this evening. This award "recognises something or someone extraordinary. It is not always awarded and is at the judges' discretion". Congratulations too to [...]

Guernsey Press announces GDA website

November 6th, 2011|

The GDA website is now official! The launch of our new website and Facebook page was reported in the Guernsey Press on Friday 4th November. Below is an abbreviated version of the article: The Guernsey Disability Alliance has [...]

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 [...]

Visit the GDA on Facebook

October 13th, 2011|

The GDA now has a Facebook page. Search for Guernsey Disability Alliance and be part of our online interaction!

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 [...]