Disability Strategy News

States Dept responses to Disability Strategy

October 18th, 2015|

Recently the Chief Minister, Deputy Jonathan le Tocq, asked each States Department to identify work done in the last 18 months in support of the Disability and Inclusion Strategy. The letters he received in response are included in an Appendix [...]

Chief Minister is "as frustrated as GDA" by progress

October 17th, 2015|

Guernsey's Chief Minister, Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, was asked on BBC Guernsey this morning for his view on the Update Report on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy. Here's a summary of his main points: I am as frustrated as Shelaine [...]

Tanni Grey-Thompson impresses deputies and athletes

March 26th, 2013|

In January, Paralympic athlete Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE visited Guernsey at the invitation of the Guernsey Disability Alliance to encourage the island to bring in disability equality legislation. Speaking to a large audience of politicians, civil servants, business [...]

Tell the States about life for disabled islanders

June 12th, 2012|

The States is carrying out a Disability Survey to help them understand: How many disabled people and carers there are in Guernsey and Alderney What kind of challenges you face here What you would like to change What kind of [...]

Candidates manifestos now available

May 20th, 2012|

***Registration for voting has now closed*** On Friday 1st June 2012, disabled islanders, their families and those who support them will take part in a postal vote to elect the States' Champion for Disabled People 2012. Who can vote in [...]

What does the States' Champion do?

May 18th, 2012|Tags: |

  The election for States Champion for Disabled People will take place on Friday 1st June 2012. This is what the Champion does:   Listens to the concerns of disabled islanders, their familes and the charities and professionals who support them. [...]

Goodbye Jane, we will miss you

April 21st, 2012|

One of the big surprises of Election 2012 was the loss of Jane Stephens from the States. An intelligent, dedicated politician who focused on getting things done, Jane was best known for asking the questions of the Education Department that [...]

GDA Speed Hustings – a date with democracy

March 28th, 2012|

On the evening of Monday 26th March 2012 a bell sounded in the Harry Bound Room and the hum of deep conversation rose from twelve small tables dotted around the room. The first ever Speed Hustings in Guernsey had begun [...]

You can influence the Disability Strategy

March 20th, 2012|

A message from Emilie Yerby, Disability and Equality Officer: You are invited to a consultation meeting on the Disability and Inclusion Strategy The Disability and Inclusion Strategy Steering Group have prepared a definition of disability, which we would like to [...]

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