Disability, health, Lifestyle, london, Politics, travel

Purple Tuesday, how the sentiment is good, but how they got it wrong.

By Simon Sansome You know when things are bad in the UK high street when the government wants the disabled community to save Christmas. Strictly is on the TV, the X Factor is going for Xmas number 1, everyone is arguing over the best new Christmas advert. The crazy season has arrived you cannot ignore… Continue reading Purple Tuesday, how the sentiment is good, but how they got it wrong.

Disability, transport, travel

UberACCESS Vs London Black Cabs

By Simon Sansome While Uber still has some legs in London and is still running around giving people lifts around the capital it is also important to highlight that in 2016 UBER launched UberACCESS a service designed for people with disabilities. Being a disabled journalist, I wanted to see what the difference was between UberACCESS… Continue reading UberACCESS Vs London Black Cabs

Disability, housing, Lifestyle, local authorities, Politics

BREAKING NEWS -Councils across the UK over charge wheelchair users billions of pounds in council tax.

By Simon Sansome UK councils are failing to inform people with disabilities that they are in entitled to a council tax band reduction.  Ability Access has established, because of this failing people who are eligible for the band reduction are over paying council tax by almost five hundred million pounds a year.  Paying council tax can be a… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS -Councils across the UK over charge wheelchair users billions of pounds in council tax.

Disability, festivals and events, Lifestyle, travel

VIDEO – Take a tour with Mobiloo – disabled toilet and changing facilities for every event.

By Simon Sansome Going to the toilet at any public event and using the portable toilets is a horrid experience at the best of times, let alone when you are disabled. At festivals it is even worse, festival organisers dig a very large pit and put metal toilets over the top. The doors don’t have… Continue reading VIDEO – Take a tour with Mobiloo – disabled toilet and changing facilities for every event.

Disability, housing, Politics

No privately rentable accommodation available in Leicester for disabled people.

By Simon Sansome Deciding on where you are going to live can impact every stage of your life. There are thousands of different options to choose from including shared accommodation, student living, a bungalow, semi-detached or a flat in the city centre, the choices are endless if you are fully abled. The implication on where… Continue reading No privately rentable accommodation available in Leicester for disabled people.