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Invalidity benefit is safe this year

September 21st, 2011|

The Billet for debate in the States of Guernsey at the end of September includes Social Security's proposals for increases in Benefits for 2012. As many GDA members will remember, last year Social Security proposed increasing Invalidity Benefit (IVB) by [...]

Guernsey commissions Disability Needs Survey

August 15th, 2011|

The Policy Council of the States of Guernsey is commissioning a study into the needs of disabled islanders.  An 'invitation to tender' will be advertised this week to attract research companies who are interested in bidding for the [...]

Gina brings B&Q scooter back to life

August 15th, 2011|

Gina Johnson has done it again. Having persuaded Waitrose to make a mobility scooter available to customers at each of their Guernsey stores, she has now inspired B&Q to reinstate theirs. Notices at the B&Q store at Admiral [...]

Jersey follows Guernsey’s lead on discrimination

August 8th, 2011|

Following Commerce and Employment’s announcement in June that new employment discrimination laws for Guernsey would be prioritised in their 2012 business plan, Jersey has now followed suit - with the backing of local employers. In their very last debate before [...]

New mental health facility to open in 2015

August 8th, 2011|

Guernsey is one step closer to having a brand new mental health facility.  The existing Castel Hospital was deemed inadequate more than twenty five years ago. In July, HSSD unveiled the plans for a new acute ward which will be built [...]

C&E consultation backs discrimination law

June 10th, 2011|

At the end of last year, Commerce and Employment published a public consultation on Employment Law. Under the current Guernsey law, only sex discrimination can be used as specific grounds for taking an employer to an employment tribunal - not [...]

Waitrose listens to Gina

June 7th, 2011|

Following a request from GDA member Gina Johnson, Waitrose has teamed up with St John's to provide a mobility scooter in both their Admiral Park and Rohais stores. Gina has her own scooter but can't always take it [...]

2020 Vision gets unanimous support in the States

May 25th, 2011|

Deputies today voted unanimously in favour of HSSD's 2020 Vision.  Deputy Jane Stephens emphasised that it would require a change of attitude for the vision to become a reality and several other members, including the Health Minister, picked up on [...]

A glimpse of the future with 2020 Vision

April 28th, 2011|

As Peter Porter said of HSSD's 2020 Vision in Business Brief magazine this month "Once in a while, something comes along that almost restores your faith in government". GDA members were inclined to agree and, having been critical of HSSD actions [...]

Guernsey fails to make the top 75

April 20th, 2011|

There was a interesting interview on Jenny Kendall Tobias's show on Radio Guernsey this morning (April 20th) with a lady from Motability in the UK in response to the fact that Guernsey has NOT been included in their recent guide [...]

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