Disability, elections, local authorities, Politics

There is no point standing in the general election if you have a disability.

By Simon Sansome General elections are about getting the message out there, knocking on doors and interacting with the community. As someone who has run a number of elections and stood twice for parliament I’d like to think I have the experience to run a general election campaign and from my point of view it… Continue reading There is no point standing in the general election if you have a disability.

Disability, hoilday, travel

Disney not so magical, as 29 disabled customers take legal action over queuing system.

Last year I surprised my wife with a holiday to Florida for her birthday. We had an amazing time. The weather, the facilities and most of all the disabled access in Florida is great compared to the UK. The only problem we had was with Disney’s Magic Kingdom, it turns out that it is not… Continue reading Disney not so magical, as 29 disabled customers take legal action over queuing system.

Disability, health, Lifestyle, travel

Hotel owner offers refund to disabled customer but only if he keeps quiet about stay. 

Selma Begum, General Manager of the Villa Mentone Hotel on the Isle of Wight has been recorded in saying she will offer Simon Sansome a journalist and disability campaigner from Leicester a partial refund if he keeps quite about his stay in the hotel.      In a shocking recording the manager can be heard explaining that in return for his silence she will issue… Continue reading Hotel owner offers refund to disabled customer but only if he keeps quiet about stay. 

Disability, Lifestyle, social media

Facebook suspends “disability is disturbing” page again.

Facebook has been accused of suspending a disability awareness page Ability Access, by disability campaigner and journalist Simon Sansome. Ability Access is the largest most read disability page in the UK reaching up to 10 million people a month. Simon said: "It appears Facebook are choosing what pages they want and what pages they don't.… Continue reading Facebook suspends “disability is disturbing” page again.

Disability, local authorities, Politics

BREAKING NEWS – Is this the new PPI? Councils across the UK are over charging 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 – Is this the new PPI? Councils across the UK are over charging wheelchair users billions of pounds in council tax.