Social Policy in 2016
Jan-Mar: As the end of the States four-year term approached, deputies passed a raft of social policies, including the Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP), Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy (SLAWS) and Social Welfare Benefits Investigation Committee Report (SWBIC).
Apr-Jun: Everything paused while a new States was elected. GDA made the Disability and Inclusion Strategy an election issue.
Jun-Sep: Both deputies and civil servants had to get used to a completely new structure for the States. The Disability and Inclusion Strategy (DIS) moved from the old Policy Council to the new Committee for Employment and Social Security.
Sep-Dec: First meetings were held for the Childrens Executive (CYPP), the SLAWS Partnership Board and the DIS [Karen to fill in]. GDA was invited to be part of the DIS Project Board. Social Policy featured strongly in the first phase of the States Policy and Resources Plan.
Social Policy Adviser
Guernsey Disability Alliance