Who we are
We are a group of islanders, and their families, sharing our stories of living with disability in the island of Guernsey.
What we do
We want to raise awareness and change the way the Guernsey Community thinks about disability locally. By doing this we want to bring about greater inclusivity for the 13,000 disabled islanders to access the community, this includes: shops, restaurants & cafes, work, entertainment, education – every aspect of everyday life.
We began doing this in 2013 to help inspire our government (the States of Guernsey) to pass the first ‘Disability and Inclusion Strategy’ for the island.
In 2016 we launched our Hidden Disabilities campaign to raise awareness around living with unseen disabilities.
In early 2017 our campaign was around Accessible Activities, increasing awareness of accessible clubs for disabled islanders, to increase participation, wellbeing and encourage other clubs to become more accessible.
In 2017, we launched our #MakeAChange campaign encouraging all groups: businesses and community groups to make a change so that Guernsey is more inclusive.
In 2018, we are building on the successful #MakeAChange campaign partnering with Access for All and Chamber of Commerce The Accessible Town project www.accessibletown.gg
- Partnering with Equality Guernsey to #StartTheConversation
- A new Accessible Activities series including sport: Let’s Go Mobility and music with Julia Jager
- Purple Tuesday – Changing the Customer Experience – 12th November 2019
- Hidden Disabilities training
- With the GDA on the Discrimination Legislation consultation proposals