Disability Strategy News

GDA at the States leadership forum

January 27th, 2017|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our Executive Director, Karen Blanchford, was invite to present to the States leadership forum, which focused on Customer Service. Karen teamed up with ESSC Ed Ashton and Caroline Mullins to discuss the Disability and Inclusion strategy key themes and then [...]

"Inclusive" plan for future of Guernsey published

October 10th, 2016|

The first stage of Guernsey’s new Policy and Resource Plan ("Future Guernsey") is now up on the States website at www.gov.gg/policyandresourceplan.  It will be debated on 15th November. The aim of the Plan is to “give Guernsey direction and a [...]

Updates on CYPP and SLAWS

September 23rd, 2016|

The following updates on The Children and Young Peoples Plan (CYPP) and Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy (SLAWS) were presented to the Social Policy Partnership Forum. The governance structures for these have been agreed and are being established, with [...]

Disability and Inclusion Strategy

September 23rd, 2016|

Responsibility for the Disability and Inclusion Strategy has moved to the Committee for Employment & Social Security, where a Project Board, led by Ed Ashton, Head of Operations, (E&SS) is leading the strategy. GDA members are represented on the Board [...]

Guernsey States of Deliberation

June 1st, 2016|

New guernsey states of deliberation Our new States of Deliberation are now in place and all the roles have now been filled. To assist our members in contacting the right people about the Disability and Inclusion Strategy as well as [...]

Disability Legislation workshops

February 9th, 2016|

The GDA is running a series of workshops to outline Disability Legislation. They are optional for all members and charity members. Discussion 1 – an introduction Purpose of the Discussion • To introduce the concept of Disability Legislation in general [...]

Disability Strategy question at SPP hustings

December 1st, 2015|

Photo courtesy of Guernsey Press & Star Ltd.   Last night, the candidates in the St Peter Port by-election were asked by a member of the public what they would do to revitalise the Disability and Inclusion Strategy. Here are [...]

Reaction to Disability Strategy Update Report

November 26th, 2015|

Two years after unanimously supporting the creation of Guernsey's Disability and Inclusion Stragey, States members met on 25th Nov 2015 to debate an update on progress. Here's the Guernsey Press report on what happened. Inevitably it focuses on the Deputies [...]

Chief Minister explains Disability Strategy delay

November 25th, 2015|

After the States debate on progress of the Disability Strategy on Tuesday, Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq spoke to the media. Here's what he said: “What we have done in this instance is to approve something that we unanimously agreed, were [...]

Is the Disability Strategy fulfulling its promises?

November 20th, 2015|

  The Disability Strategy is already two years old The Disability and Inclusion Strategy was passed unanimously by the States in November 2013. It contains nine different projects. On 16th October, the States published an Update Report setting out the [...]

Media coverage for States update on Disability Strategy

October 21st, 2015|

The Disability Strategy has been very much in the news this week, following publication of the two-year Update Report on progress of the Disability Strategy. The GDA described the report as a "sobering reality check". Here are links to all [...]

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