Reduced Mobility . Hearing Impairment . Sight Impairment . Mental Illness . Learning Difficulty . Long Term Illness
***GDA AGM Weds 5th June 7pm-9pm***
An Annual General Meeting with a difference… Join us at Le Murier School for a Film Night, with popcorn. Includes an update from Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, Chair of the States Social Policy Group, on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy and videos of our members describing life for disabled people and their families in Guernsey. For more click here.
Guernsey welcomes Paralympian
In January 2013, Paralympic athlete Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE visited Guernsey at the invitation of the Guernsey Disability Alliance to encourage the island to bring in disability equality legislation.
Speaking to a large audience of politicians, civil servants, business leaders and GDA members, the Baroness stressed that simplicity was the key to having a law that worked. While shocked that Guernsey did not yet protect its disabled citizens from discrimination, Tanni highlighted the opportunity to learn from best practice around the world and not just import the UK law.
Welcome to the GDA website
If you have a question about living life as a disabled person in Guernsey, why not ask other disabled islanders? It’s a small island, someone is bound to know the answer.
The first step is to look in our Frequently Asked Questions to see if what you are interested in is something that a lot of people want to know.
If that doesn’t work, send us a message using the Contact Us page and we’ll try to help.
This website was built by disabled islanders, and the local charities who support them, as a place where disabled people and their family members can share information and experiences.
For information in person, especially if you would like to discuss your individual circumstances in confidence, drop in to the Health Information Exchange next to the Ron Short Centre at Beau Sejour (map) or call 01481 707470.
If you have found this site because you are planning to visit our lovely islands and want to know about access to hotels, attractions and other public buildings, there are two sources of information: