awards, Disability, LGBT, Lifestyle

Disability campaigner nominated for national award.

Simon Sansome, saw his life change in 2014 when he suffered a spinal injury that left him with no feeling from the waist down.

Simon with celebrity tv chef Michael Caines.

After his injury Simon returned to university to retrain but found going out was very difficult due to the lack of accessibility.

Simon realised there were places in the city that he was unable to visit due to a lack of disabled facilities.

Because of this Simon set up Facebok Page Ability Access which is now the most read dedicated disability page in the UK.

Ability Access Facebook page is a digital community with thousands of followers where people can upload videos, pictures and ask for advise and information from the disabled community which reaches over 6 million people a month.

This is the second year in a row Simon’s work has been recognised by the Inclusive Companies Awards 2019, earning a national nomination.

Simon is also the presenter of his own podcast called ‘While Disabled’ where he travels the UK interviewing disabled celebrities.

Simon said: “I am so happy to have received this nomination and must thank all the contributors who have helped to keep this campaign going to raise issue of disability awareness”.

The Inclusive Companies Awards are supported by businesses such as Bloomberg and PwC and recognize inclusivity work across the charity, public, private, education and housing.

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony in Liverpool in September.

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