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Behind every great man is a greater woman. How my wife helped to reach an audience of 20 million.

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.

Disability, Education, elections, Lifestyle, local authorities, Politics, social media

Over 1000 people sign petition to remove Conservative candidate following comments on equal pay for people with learning disabilities ‘they don’t understand money’.

Sally-Ann Hart the Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye and local councillor was filmed at a hustings said: ‘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’. Ms Hart was booed by the audience and people quickly took to social… Continue reading Over 1000 people sign petition to remove Conservative candidate following comments on equal pay for people with learning disabilities ‘they don’t understand money’.

Disability, Lifestyle, local authorities, Politics

The immoral reality of the DLA assessments.

Having a disability assessment is a very personal situation, you invite a person into your home, most of the time you don’t want them there and then you have to open up to a complete stranger very quickly, disclose your most personal in-depth medical situation to that complete stranger so they can record it onto… Continue reading The immoral reality of the DLA assessments.

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.