Annual General Meeting 2016


AGM 2016


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Children and Young People Plan

The February Billet was published today containing the final versions of both the Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy (SLAWS) and the Children and Young People Plan (CYPP) documents in preparation for a States debate that starts on Tuesday 16th February.

The success of the Disability Strategy is very much linked to SLAWS and CYPP. The Disability Strategy itself doesn't include improvements to support and services – instead these are either in SLAWS (for adult services from aged 18 onwards) or CYPP (for children's services).

CYPP is a plan for ALL children and young people in the islands. But within it the States fully acknowledges that children with disabilities can find it difficult to access the services and facilities that their counterparts take for granted. A significant number of the actions in the Plan aim to ensure that children with disabilities are more included in island life.

For a quick summary of highlights for parents please read our CYPP Summary

You can also discuss the Plan or ask any questions you may have on the Wigwam Facebook page. 

June Family Social replaced with Oatlands Fun Evening

Please note our June Family Saturday Social has been replaced with a Family Fun Evening at Oatlands - same date but different time. Please see our diary dates for more info!


Deputy Arrun Wilkie is the new States’ Champion for Disabled People

Deputy Arrun Wilkie has worked closely with Deputy John Gollop over the last two years, taking up disability issues on behalf of individuals with various States departments and steering the Disability and Inclusion Strategy to a unanimous vote in favour in November 2013.  Now that Deputy Gollop has resigned to focus on his new role at the Environment Department, Deputy Wilkie is keen to carry on John’s work.

Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, Guernsey’s Chief Minister said:

“I’m delighted Deputy Wilkie has taken on the role of Disability Champion. Having worked with him on the Home Department board, I know how interested he is in helping Islanders who are experiencing difficulties acccessing services or information. I am sure he and Jane Stephens will work well together in driving the Disability Strategy forward.”

Find out more from the GDA newsblog.

Jane Stephens to Co-Chair Disability Strategy

News from the GDA: Jane Stephens to drive Disability Strategy forward

July 17th, 2014

Jane StephensThe Social Policy Group (part of Policy Council) is creating a Steering Group which will have day-to-day responsibility for ensuring the Disability and Inclusion Strategy is implemented.

The Group will have two Co-Chairs.  One will be Jane Stephens.  And the other will be the new States’ Champion for Disabled People, when appointed.

This marks a welcome return – Jane was the original Disability Champion from 2009 to 2012.  Her most notable achievements included keeping the annual increase for Invalidity Benefit at the same rate as other benefits (when Social Security tried to reduce it) and pushing for the appointment of a Disability Officer.



15th Anniversary Fun Day Celebration

Our 15th Anniversary Fun Day was a fantastic celebration! It was great to see so many families enjoying themselves. Thank you to everyone - families, volunteers, supporters, who made it a day worth remembering!

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