By Simon Sansome You know when things are bad in the UK high street when the government wants the disabled community to save Christmas. Strictly is on the TV, the X Factor is going for Xmas number 1, everyone is arguing over the best new Christmas advert. The crazy season has arrived you cannot ignore… Continue reading Purple Tuesday, how the sentiment is good, but how they got it wrong.
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.
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.
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
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.