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Think Differently about Disability #MakeAChange

In conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD), our newest campaign encourages organisations, community groups and individuals in Guernsey to ‘Think Differently about Disability’ and #MakeAChange for greater inclusivity and accessibility, especially for our 13,000 disabled islanders and 4,000+ carers.

Why do we need to ‘Think Differently about Disability’?

We want to take a full and active part in the community, to eat out, shop, work, travel, play sport, be educated, be entertained, to take part in the full range of activities the island offers. Currently there are a number of barriers that prevent many disabled islanders from doing that, many perceptions are they are physical i.e. wheelchair accessibility but they are also key factors around attitudes & behaviours around disability and inclusion. Download our Think Differently flyer 

What can we do differently?

With a gap in Guernsey around legalisation and information, the We All Matter Eh? team have designed a number of Change Cards, these are hints and tips on specific areas and are designed to assist and signpost to resources to help #MakeAChange. We are growing the number of cards in response to feedback but the current suite include: Building & design, tourism, businesses, free disability awareness training including language and hidden disabilities, web accessibility and more … Please check the Change Cards here and then register your intent to #MakeAChange here so we can support you & showcase the changes taking place, we will celebrate these on 1st December.


Friday 1st December we will be celebrating all the changes Guernsey has made at an event at Market Building. This will include changes that Businesses, community groups and individuals have initiated and also showcase the finalists from our Art competition view the stunning pieces that will appear on the Guernsey Post drop to 30,000 homes and business  28th November.


As well as celebrating all the changes made in Guernsey there will also be opportunities to fundraise through organising and joining in with events and activities. This is a key part of the campaign so we can all publically acknowledge the changes and celebrate inclusion. If you are looking for ideas for an event, posters or a sponsorship form, you can download our fundraising pack here. You can view other fundraising events and register your own here.  The campaign will run throughout Autumn 2017 with a grandstand finish on Friday 1st December. Also don’t forget to post back your fundraising envelope or donate via

For all our articles, press releases, etc go to our resources section.

UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) is 3rd December, you can find out more about the UN and International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPwD) click here

Thank you for taking an active part in ‘Thinking Differently about Disability’ and #MakeAChange, the impact will be considerable for the community and the greater inclusion campaign.

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