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Deputy Arrun Wilkie is the new States’ Champion for Disabled People
Deputy Arrun Wilkie has worked closely with Deputy John Gollop over the last two years, taking up disability issues on behalf of individuals with various States departments and steering the Disability and Inclusion Strategy to a unanimous vote in favour in November 2013. Now that Deputy Gollop has resigned to focus on his new role at the Environment Department, Deputy Wilkie is keen to carry on John’s work.
Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, Guernsey’s Chief Minister said:
“I’m delighted Deputy Wilkie has taken on the role of Disability Champion. Having worked with him on the Home Department board, I know how interested he is in helping Islanders who are experiencing difficulties acccessing services or information. I am sure he and Jane Stephens will work well together in driving the Disability Strategy forward.”
Find out more in our Newsblog.
Meet our patron
We are thrilled to have Paralympian and parliamentarian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, as our patron.
Changing attitudes towards disabled people in Guernsey can be a real uphill battle. Knowing that Tanni believes in what we are doing and is there for us if we need support is a huge boost for all our members. Tanni came to the island to help put the case for disability equality law in January this year. Hear what she had to say.
To find out more, go to our Newsblog. Follow Tanni on Twitter @tanni_GT.
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: