Disability, travel

Disabled Traveller turned away by First Choice for a spontaneous holiday, because of their 28-day booking requirement for accessible rooms (even when there’s availability).

Being stuck at home for the past six months could put a strain on any relationship. A difference with this one is that I am disabled and require more assistance than most people. As a thank you to my wife for the difficult times I thought it would be a nice surprise to take my… Continue reading Disabled Traveller turned away by First Choice for a spontaneous holiday, because of their 28-day booking requirement for accessible rooms (even when there’s availability).

Disability, housing, social media

Shock £300 Virgin Media bill when moving to more accessible home.

They say moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do, but moving home with a disability can be worse. You have to contact energy companies, insurance, get your mail redirected, change address with Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), blue badge the list is never ending. With most companies you have… Continue reading Shock £300 Virgin Media bill when moving to more accessible home.

Disability, health, Lifestyle, local authorities, mental health, Politics

Councils and stores discriminating against Blue Badge holding during crisis.

In the UK, Covid 19 has been a stressful and isolating disease for the millions of people who have had to shield and are still shielding, so getting out and about after months of isolation is vitally important for the mental health of disabled people and their families. Next in Nottingham But while people are… Continue reading Councils and stores discriminating against Blue Badge holding during crisis.

Disability, Education, health, Lifestyle, mental health, Politics, social media

Finding While Disabled and Finding Myself.

By Simon Sansome In 2018 I was coming to the end of university degree, I was the oldest person in the class by about 18 years so I didn’t really make many friends on the course, in fact I had more in common with the lecturers than the other students. I went from being newly… Continue reading Finding While Disabled and Finding Myself.

Disability

(BREAKING NEWS) Gulliver’s Theme Parks change their policies regarding people with disabilities being banned from its rides.

By Simon Sansome On Thursday, Ability Access published an article reporting that people which disability and learning disabilities were being turned away from rides for not being able to wear a face mask. Within hours this story went viral and Ability Access has had an updated statement from Gulliver’s saying the following: Julie Dalton, Managing… Continue reading (BREAKING NEWS) Gulliver’s Theme Parks change their policies regarding people with disabilities being banned from its rides.