Tag Archive for 'Disability Discrimination Act'

Issues facing disabled people and their families in Guernsey

April 12th, 2012 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

Disability isn’t just wheelchairs and white sticks It’s natural to think of people with mobility problems when you hear the word “disabled”. But the term is much broader than that. A disabled islander could be someone with a mental health problem, a learning difficulty, a visual or hearing impairment or a long-term illness like cancer. […]

Dave Purdy worked tirelessly to gain equality for disabled islanders

November 11th, 2011 by Rob Platts

The Bailiff of Guernsey Sir Geoffrey Rowland unveiled a plaque by the ramp to Market Square to commemorate Dave Purdy’s life and acknowledge his tireless work to improve the lives of those living in Guernsey with a disability. Over forty five years ago, on a lovely summer’s day, Dave Purdy decided to go swimming with […]