Tag Archive for 'Guernsey Disability Alliance'

DisabledGo public meeting on 3 April 2013 about new venues to add to online access guide for Guernsey

March 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

In 2012 the States of Guernsey commissioned professional disability surveyors, DisabledGo, to produce an online guide that would help disabled Guernsey residents and visitors find out whether a venue is accessible before setting out from home. Five hundred local shops, hotels, restaurants, sports facilities and transport links were included in the guide. In April 2013 […]

The Guernsey Disability Alliance is recruiting for three positions

March 25th, 2013 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

In the last 12 months, the Guernsey Disability Alliance, has organised Guernsey’s first ever speed Hustings, run the election of States’ Champion for Disabled People and brought Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to Guernsey. The GDA is a dynamic charity with an active and engaged membership of disability charities, individual disabled people and professionals.

Deputies Wilkie & Le Pelley support Deputy Gollop in his role as States’ Champion for Disabled People

March 13th, 2013 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

Disabled Guernsey residents now don’t just have a Disability Champion but an entire team of Disability Champions! Deputy Arrun Wilkie and Deputy Paul Le Pelley have kindly offered to assist Deputy John Gollop in dealing with disability questions and issues raised by members of the public. Having two further States of Guernsey Deputies as Disability […]

GIFA annual dinner raises £8000 for four Guernsey charities

March 6th, 2013 by Butterfield Bank Guernsey Ltd

The Guernsey Investment Funds Association’s annual dinner guest speaker slot was regarded a success after four local personalities took to the stage for a stand-up comedy performance raising £8,000 for local charities in the process. The four contestants, dubbed “The Alternatives” to reflect the investment fund theme of the dinner, each had a five minute […]

Guernsey Disability Alliance news, achievements and developments

January 1st, 2013 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

Below is a brief summary of the GDA December 2012 newsletter – please download the newsletter for complete information. The next GDA meeting will be on Wednesday 6 February 2013 beginning at 7 pm at the Ron Short Centre. States of Deliberation meetings are now accessible for wheel chair users who have permission from the […]

Guernsey disability drop-in session at Les Cotils on 21 August 2012

August 18th, 2012 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

Deputy John Gollop, States’ Champion for Disabled People, and Emilie Yerby, Disability and Equalities Officer, will be holding their next Drop-In Session from 5 pm to 6.30 pm in the Guernsey Room at Les Cotils, St Peter Port on Tuesday 21 August 2012. The Drop-In is an opportunity for you to come and ask questions […]

Making our community inclusive

May 4th, 2012 by Emilie Yerby

In our community, we all work together. When your dream job comes up, you know you will be able to get into the office to take that interview. When you start your job, you know your employer will value your skills and ideas, and will work with you to overcome any practical barriers that might […]

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. […]

A Guernsey law required to protect against disability discrimination

March 29th, 2012 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

Everyday, in all aspects of life, disabled people are routinely discriminated against in Guernsey. We believe that in order to achieve true equality and social inclusion, we need to change attitudes in society, and we need laws. A bit like seat belts, everyone knew they made sense, but many didn’t wear them until there was […]

Caritas Community Charitable Trust receives Coast Media’s expertise

March 26th, 2012 by Coast Media

Coast Media, the local design and publishing agency, has announced its partnership with the Caritas Community Charitable Trust as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) drive. The design, photography and PR teams will assist Caritas, which seeks to help young people in need, by using their expertise to publicise and promote the charity’s […]