17 March 2022
The Disability and Inclusion team's annual report for 2021 has been published.
The report focuses on progress of the Disability Strategy and the Government's 'Embrace our difference' campaign.
The strategy was launched in May 2017 and aims to improve the wellbeing of Islanders with disabilities and challenge inequalities faced by disabled people.
The strategy is broken into five priority areas:
- Improve communication support and access to information
- Enable greater access to the Island
- Ensure good health and wellbeing
- Improve access to education, employment, and enriching activities
- Establish equal rights and experience equality
Minister for Social Security, Deputy Judy Martin, said: "I am pleased that we have published the latest report which demonstrates how far we have progressed in becoming more inclusive.
We have a very diverse community and disabled Islanders are already adding value to local businesses and organisations. Off the back of the Embrace the Difference campaign launched last year, I want to see more businesses recruiting and supporting disabled people and giving them the same opportunities as everyone else in the Island.
"We are committed to making Jersey an exemplar for disability inclusion by working in a positive way to drive change. Despite challenges faced in 2021, we have made real progress and together with businesses, we aim to carry this momentum throughout 2022."
The full report can be found here.