Lord Blunkett visits Jersey to hear experiences of islanders with disabilities

  • ITV Channel's Richard Pallot speaks to Lord Blunkett in Jersey

Lord David Blunkett has been visiting Jersey this week to hear the experiences of islanders living with disabilities.

The former Labour cabinet minister, who was born blind, was invited as a guest speaker to the 'Embrace our differences' campaign, which is a part of the government's disability strategy.

The event gave people with disabilities the opportunity to discuss ways of improving inclusion and accessibility on the island.

In a recent survey carried out by the Government of Jersey, 81% believed that there is prejudice in Jersey against people with long term health conditions/disabled people in general.