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Guernsey Press announces GDA website

November 6th, 2011|

The GDA website is now official! The launch of our new website and Facebook page was reported in the Guernsey Press on Friday 4th November. Below is an abbreviated version of the article: The Guernsey Disability Alliance has [...]

States unanimously approves benefit changes

October 28th, 2011|

More financial help will be available to help severely disabled people and their carers in Guernsey. Watched from the visitors gallery by GDA members, deputies unanimously backed Social Security's proposed changes to Attendance Allowance and Invalid Care Allowance. Social Security [...]

Visit the GDA on Facebook

October 13th, 2011|

The GDA now has a Facebook page. Search for Guernsey Disability Alliance and be part of our online interaction!

Free prescriptions for severely disabled islanders?

October 13th, 2011|

Attendance Allowance (soon to be renamed "Severe Disability Benefit") is a payment of around £90 a week to help meet the extra costs of disability - medical costs, equipment, extra heating etc. Invalid Carer Allowance ("Carers Allowance") is £73 a [...]

Step forward for Learning Disability respite care

October 13th, 2011|

Yesterday, after a very short debate that was slipped in right at the end of the day, the States approved the full list of new service bids in the 2011 States Strategic Plan. Amongst the nine services approved was the [...]

Higher levels of depression in Guernsey

October 11th, 2011|

People in Guernsey are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than individuals in Jersey and the UK, according to a recent Guernsey Emotional Wellbeing Survey. Results showed that 21% of respondents experienced anxiety and/or depression to clinical levels. [...]

GDA on stage at IoD Debate

October 11th, 2011|

The annual Institute of Directors debate sees 500 of Guernsey's 'business leaders' gather to dissect the issues of the island. It's a prestigious event that attracts a lot of industry and media interest. This year the topic was how businesses [...]

Guernsey gets an online Access Guide

October 6th, 2011|

The States has commissioned an organisation called DisabledGo to audit the accessibility of 500 venues in Guernsey - hotels, restaurants, shops, public buildings - and publish the results online for everyone to use.  DisabledGo hosted meetings on Wednesday 5th October [...]

GDA member Richard Cochrane interviewed by BBC

September 29th, 2011|

In September Richard Cochrane gave BBC Guernsey reporter Fay Tabel a powerful, yet balanced insight into the difficulties disabled islanders face when getting around Town and into shops. Even though it was radio, you could tell just by Richard's voice how [...]

Guernsey Mind launches Employment Project

September 21st, 2011|

Mental health problems are more prevalent than many people think. One in six workers have a common mental health symptom at any one time so it is likely that many people know someone who is finding it difficult to cope. [...]

A memorial to Dave Purdy

September 21st, 2011|

Dave Purdy was a lifelong campaigner for equality for disabled islanders. After his death last year at the age of 61, the Guernsey Disability Alliance proposed placing an engraved stone in his memory in the wall of the ramp at [...]

Guernsey Disability Alliance – a model to follow?

September 21st, 2011|

Last month the University of Bristol published the results of a survey into the voluntary sector in Guernsey, commissioned by the Guernsey Community Foundation. In a full page analysis of the research, Nick Mann from the Guernsey Press picked up [...]

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