Reduced Mobility . Hearing Impairment . Sight Impairment . Mental Illness . Learning Difficulty . Long Term Illness
Change is in the air!
Guernsey’s first Disability and Inclusion Strategy was passed unanimously by the States of Guernsey (our island government) on Wednesday Nov 27th 2013 in front of a packed Visitors Gallery. Guernsey has now made a public commitment to ensure that disabled islanders and carers are included in island life.
More than 200 disabled islanders and their families and supporters were on the steps to greet deputies as they went into the Royal Court as part of the We All Matter, Eh? campaign.
To find out more about this historic vote, go to 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: