Monday, March 21, 2016

Jersey's Disability Strategy...another dream project that won't be funded...

Ms Hamon of the Social Policy Team delivered her team's Disability Survey and Strategy this evening to the Jersey Disability Partnership at the St Helier Town Hall.

It is a work in progress and the Disability Discrimination law won't be implemented before 2017/2018 at the earliest so this  dream is probably a long way off  realisation yet.

Bearing in mind all the other "strategic" reviews that are going on at the moment and given the lowly status of  disability issues, the size of the ever increasing black hole and the lack of funding from our austerity government....well this dream will probably vanish over the horizon and into the sunset eventually

How this all fits in with our deplorable housing shortages - especially of accommodation suitable for the 13 - 20,000 people identified here with disabilities - is another major concern.
But add this to the Health Department's care in the community project, the new hospital, reform of primary care and the ageing population....well it all looks rather incomplete and unrealistic...

Nevertheless, Ms Hamon's  interesting presentation was video recorded and appears here in 3 parts below;




At least our government has disability issues on the agenda...

Friday, March 4, 2016

Yet another war memorial for St Helier Jersey?

I am all in favour of more public sculptures but why the obsession with "glorious" war memorials?
I simply want to see sculptures that celebrate and promote peace and human rights.

Please try again St Helier.

Part 1 above

Part 2 above