Concessionary bus pass for Jersey residents with long term disabilityCompanion pass for those who cannot travel alone on the bus some or all of the time As you may be aware, the Infrastructure, Housing and Environment Department is extending its existing ‘AvanchiAccess’ scheme to include free travel for a companion. From 1 October 2021, anyone … Continue reading Liberty Bus concessionary passes
Disability survey – 5 minutes
The Government Disability Strategy team would like you to: "Have your say so we can understand what disability means to you. The survey is to understand Islanders’ perceptions of disability, prioritising key points around accessibility and equality. "This survey will mark the beginning of a campaign around disability and what the discrimination legislation means. This will … Continue reading Disability survey – 5 minutes
Staying (digitally) Connected
Information from Nick Ozouf at JET: As you may be aware, just before Christmas, The Disability Strategy Group received funding to support Islanders who have a disability (including long-term health conditions) who would not have otherwise been able to afford to stay connected over the Christmas period and JET was asked to coordinate this project … Continue reading Staying (digitally) Connected
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020
This year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week will take place from 10– 17 October 2020. Jersey is a multi-cultural island and whilst some celebrate this rich diversity, others can directly or indirectly affect people’s enjoyment of life by acting on their prejudice, discriminate or even commit crime motivated by hatred toward people who are different … Continue reading National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020
COVID-19 volunteers and getting help
If you are an organisation that needs volunteer help at this time, please follow the guidelines provided here to register your requirements. If you are an individual that needs assistance at this time, please use the green Connect Me button in the middle of this gov.je page. There are additional support measures on the page, … Continue reading COVID-19 volunteers and getting help
Is your child(ren) eligible for a Max card?
The Max Card gives discounts, front of queue access and other benefits in Jersey and the UK for families of children with disabilities. Max Card currently has 3,000 venues on board across the UK including Merlin Entertainments, Drayton Manor, Virgin Experience Days and Go Ape. In Jersey the number of venues is growing and includes … Continue reading Is your child(ren) eligible for a Max card?
Meeting round up – 28 January 2019
The JDP had a successful meeting on 28 January 2019 with approx. 20 attendees. The States of Jersey was represented by Rob Sainsbury, John Howard, Sean McGonigle, Helen Sargeant Dar (the new Director of Community Services, who takes up her appointment full time next week) and Anna Hamon. There were also three politicians in room: … Continue reading Meeting round up – 28 January 2019
Plans for 2019
Having achieved its initial three major objectives over the last couple of years the Partnership intends now to focus its attention on capitalising on these “gains” to continue to lift the profile of disability and the consequences of the same and to push it further up the political agenda. This of course includes the associated … Continue reading Plans for 2019
Meeting – January 2019
Members are invited to a meeting on Monday 28 January at 6.00pm at St Paul's Centre (ground floor meeting room). Main agenda items to include: Presentation by: ROB SAINSBURY, Group Managing Director Hospital and Community Services and JOHN HOWARD, Interim Head of Health Modernisation Subject: “A New Model of Healthcare for Jersey” The State’s Health … Continue reading Meeting – January 2019
ITV Channel survey results
A week of news reports dedicated to disability across the Channel Islands...