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, Lifestyle, pets

HAVE YOUR SENSORY PERCEPTION TESTED AT THE BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW WITH GUIDE DOGS UK

The BBC Good Food Show and Gardner’s World was at Birmingham’s NEC this weekend and hosted  guests such as celebrity chefs James Martin, Mary Berry and the Hairy Bikers. The event also had food tasting, afternoon tea, cooking lessons, gin making sessions as well as some remarkable interactive displays. One of the most talked about… Continue reading HAVE YOUR SENSORY PERCEPTION TESTED AT THE BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW WITH GUIDE DOGS UK

Disability, Lifestyle, local authorities, mental health, Politics

COUNCILS NEED TO INTRODUCE DISABILITY OFFICERS NOT JUST SOCIAL WORKERS.  

Being a newly disabled person can be a daunting experience, not only is your entire life going to be overhauled, but also you have no instructions and little or no knowledge of what help is available. The current system is complicated and messy, so much so that people with new disabilities are losing out on… Continue reading COUNCILS NEED TO INTRODUCE DISABILITY OFFICERS NOT JUST SOCIAL WORKERS.  

Disability, graduates, housing, Lifestyle, london

Graduates with disabilities being priced out of London

Being newly qualified is a very exciting thing for anyone moving from the university to the working world. It is nerve racking, the blood is pumping and having to find a new place to live in the capital can be difficult at the best of times.   Being a newly qualified journalist, I have been… Continue reading Graduates with disabilities being priced out of London