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First stage of disability strategy is launched

There was a good turnout for last night’s Guernsey Disability Alliance annual meeting at which States disability and equalities officer Emilie Yerby launched the first stage of a disability and inclusion strategy. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1243646)

INDEPENDENT living, health and wellbeing, access to opportunities and protection against discrimination are key areas that are currently being considered as part of the development of a disability and inclusion strategy.

Disability law is still years off

The lack of a disability discrimination law in Guernsey cannot be addressed until 2013, according to the Guernsey Disability Alliance chairwoman.

How disabled do I have to be?

A DISABLED woman says she has been repeatedly turned down for benefits - even though her husband has had to give up his job to be her full-time carer.

Priorities are different for disabled

IN recent weeks this newspaper has highlighted some of the deficiencies in the island's existing set-up for ensuring that people who need a wheelchair are adequately assessed and receive the right machine in a timely fashion.