Hidden Disabilities

With over 13,000 people with a physical or mental condition in Guernsey a large proportion of the population have some form of disability, many of these are unseen.

Brain Injury

All brain injuries are different and people may be affected to a varying degree by any number of these problems depending on the severity of their injury and the area of the brain which is affected.

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Hard of Hearing

A hearing impairment is a degree of hearing loss. It could be full deafness or small enough a degree to make certain aspects of day-to-day living a little more challenging.

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. The symptoms may be worse at some times more than at other times.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a life limiting inherited genetic condition caused by a faulty gene. The faulty gene controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells.

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Aspergers

Asperger’s Syndrome is an Autism spectrum condition. Autism is a life-long neurological developmental condition that impacts individuals in several key areas.

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Dementia

The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe a set of symptoms that occur when the brain is damaged by specific diseases and conditions.

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Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration causes loss in the center of the field of vision. In dry macular degeneration, the center of the retina deteriorates.

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The Team

Meet the team behind the Hidden Disabilities campaign and find out how the campaign has impacted them.

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Media Coverage

Take a look at the different media coverage which the Hidden Disabilities campaign received.

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Supporters

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