By Simon Sansome With the new year fast approaching comes a number of rituals. They will include losing weight (and probably putting it back on within a few weeks), stopping smoking (and then starting again on the first day back at work), and trying to find ‘the one’, the person you want to spend the… Continue reading Do you tell your date you have a disability?
By Simon Sansome Last week I was contacted by a national newspaper asking if they could do a story on myself and Ability Access. I happily agreed and I said I would do the interview free of charge if they would pay for a wheelchair adaption for a person who contacted Ability Access last week saying… Continue reading Behind every great man is a greater woman. How my wife helped to reach an audience of 20 million.
Sally-Ann Hart the Conservative candidate, now MP for Hastings and Rye was filmed at a hustings talking about people with learning disabilities saying: ‘They should be given the opportunity to work because it’s to do with the happiness they have about working’ and ‘they don’t understand money’. Now more than 10,000 people have signed a… Continue reading 10,000 people sign petition the same day candidate is elected to Parliament.
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.
The only way policy would change is if you don’t care for your loved ones, and the government knows this. New Zealand parliament passed a new law, paying a main carer £12 an hour pay if they care for a relative with a mental health issue or disability. New Zealand are leading the way as… Continue reading The government is taking advantage of the disabled community and their carers by paying them ‘30p an hour’ or the equivalent to 30 Haribo fried eggs.