Our Partners

We are very grateful to our supporters of Purple Tuesday 2019

We All Matter Eh?

We are a group of islanders, and their families, sharing our stories of living with disability in the island of Guernsey. 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.

www.matter.gg

Digital Greenhouse have embraced Purple Tuesday hosting our main event the Breakfast on 12th November. We thank them for their support and passion around this subject.

Lloyds Bank Foundation and Lloyds Bank

Thank you to Lloyds Bank Foundation for supporting this project from its concept as the Accessible Town Project.

Lloyds Bank have been received their introductory training on Purple Tuesday and the Hidden Disability lanyard scheme and will be on of our #PurpleLightUp members for 2019.

www.lloydsbankfoundationci.org.uk

Employment Social Security (States of Guernsey)

We are delighted that Purple Tuesday will be supported by the Committee for Employment and Social Security. The States Disability Officer Gill Evans is actively involved in the Hidden Disability lanyard training and the overall project.

“Raising awareness and changing attitudes in relation to disability, inclusion and access is a key objective for the Committee” said Deputy Emilie Yerby “And this initiative is a great way to bring people together and learn more about these very important accessibility issues”

Butterfield

Butterfield have been actively involved in a number of our We All Matter, Eh? projects, sponsoring last years Accessible Town children area and this years Accessible Activities. For Purple Tuesday 2019 we will be training their front of house team in the Purple Tuesday customer service tips.

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society

We welcome The Channel Islands Co-operative Society as one of our regular partners for Purple Tuesday and other events.   The Co-Op has been actively involved in improving accessibility throughout the year with its Quiet hour, Hidden Disability lanyards training and store access reviews.

www.channelislands.coop/gg/

Chamber of Commerce

With over 600 active members Chamber of Commerce represents a large portion of the Island’s business community. Chamber is supporting us (We All Matter, Eh is a member via the GDA) with our marketing for Purple Tuesday.

www.guernseychamber.com

Create Limited – Chartered Architects & Chartered Surveyors

Create have partnered with Access for All on a number of projects including the Access Hints and Tips you can find on our resources page.

www.create-architecture.com

Dementia Friendly Guernsey

We are delighted to welcome GDA member charity Dementia Friendly Guernsey as an education partner, they will be delivering dementia friendly sessions out of the Guilles Library as part of the educational workshop series. They can also be found on social media with Hints and tips videos and factsheet at matter.gg Thank you for getting involved.

www.https://dementiafriendly.org.gg

Guernsey Employment Trust

GDA member organisation Guernsey Employment Trust have been active members of Accessible Town and Purple Tuesday as educational partners, delivering their workshops on business etiquette, introducing their good practice guide and reasonable adjustment.

www.get.org.gg

Guille-Allès Library

Thank you to Guille-Alles library for embracing Purple Tuesday last year and this year using the library for our Site Accessibility audit.

In 2018 the library also undertook our Hidden Disability lanyard training and display their Hidden Disability aware badge. We will run this again in early 2020. They are an excellent example of being accessible with Autism friendly equipment, large print books, Braille books etc.  Thank you for your ongoing support

www.library.gg

Guernsey Disability Alliance (GDA)

The Guernsey Disability Alliance was formed in 2008 and is a collective voice for individual disabled islanders, their family members and more than 40 member-charities-list.

Our mission is equality of opportunity for disabled islanders and carers in Guernsey.  We want to change how Guernsey thinks about disability.

  • We campaign for greater respect for the rights and dignity of disabled islanders and carers.
  • We influence policy and practical change in a manner consistent with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • We engage and empower our members so that their individual voices are heard.

www.disabilityalliance.org.gg

Boots

Both Boots branches, in Town and the Bridge, have undertook the Hidden Disabilities lanyard training in 2018. Thank you for your support

Purple Light Up

On 3rd December 2017 in response to a casual tweet from our CEO Kate Nash OBE, major corporations and government buildings in countries across the world lit up purple or flew a purple flag to celebrate the economic power of disabled people across the globe and IDPwD (International day of Disability). Thanks for sharing the #PurpleLightUp concert and your support for Guernsey.

So far Market Building, St James have signed up to #PurpleLightUp

https://www.purplespace.org/purple-light-up