In advance of the States debate on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy, disabled islanders and their families have launched a campaign called ‘We All Matter, Eh?‘.
Here’s what they say about it…
“We are a group of islanders, and their families, sharing our stories of living with disability in the island of Guernsey. For the last year, we’ve been recording ourselves on video. We are posting a new video up on this website every day between now and the end of November.
“We are doing this because we thought that if you understood some of the barriers that we face in our day to day lives, you might be inspired to help us make something very important happen in Guernsey. On Wednesday November 27th 2013 the States (our government) will vote on whether to introduce the first ‘Disability and Inclusion Strategy’ for the island. This will include starting work on a law to protect disabled people and carers from discrimination.
“We want to send out a big message to our Deputies that everyone in Guernsey matters. Please join us on the steps of the Royal Court at 9am on Wednesday November 27th 2013”.
The campaign is supported by Crowd Media and the Guernsey Disability Alliance.