Update on disability strategy is a 'sobering reality check'
DISCRIMINATION will continue unchallenged while the disability and inclusion strategy is delayed and remains short of resources, a charity has warned.
The Guernsey Disability Alliance yesterday labelled the Policy Council's update report on the much-supported strategy a 'sobering reality check' and one that made clear there had not been 'sufficient realism' about the resources needed to deliver it.
GDA chair Shelaine Green said the most obvious sign that progress had faltered was the delay to disability discrimination legislation.
'In addition, better information about support and services is still in development and there haven't been any government awareness-raising campaigns, despite deputies' emphasis on the importance of both these areas in the 2013 States debate,' she said.
'Something very special happened in 2013 and States members are right to be proud of their unanimous support for the disability and inclusion strategy that day.
'But the report is clear that there wasn't sufficient realism at the time about the civil service and other resources needed to make it happen.
'Some progress is being made, but we must now look to the next States to support the chief executive's planned reforms and truly deliver on all that the strategy promised.'
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