Like millions of people across the UK, I receive Personal Independence Payments because I am in a wheelchair, I need help accessing the community and help with personal care. This was not always the case I became disabled in 2014, following a spinal injury and had never claimed any benefits before this. In that time, I have tried to express my voice… Continue reading The DWP’s Christmas insult.
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Almost half of disabled customers would not return to Loughborough stores due to access issues.
Snowball App A new app called Snowball which has just been released on Apple and Android devices is throwing out some very interesting data regarding disabled access. Snowball visited Loughborough stores last week and carried out access visits to hundreds of places in the town centre this included estate agents, restaurants, banks, building societies, coffee shops, takeaways, casinos, charity shops and other… Continue reading Almost half of disabled customers would not return to Loughborough stores due to access issues.
‘You need a PhD in Blue Badge logistics’ to visit London
By Simon Sansome Like most people who drive around London, my blue badge is essential for parking close to facilities I need to access. Did you know that there are 32 borough councils in the London area, all of them have different rules and regulations on blue badge access and parking? This means you have… Continue reading ‘You need a PhD in Blue Badge logistics’ to visit London
Sun Hill, Jersey Boys tickets, NCP parking, The Grumpy Gits, Access All Areas film, awards and no disabled car charging points, this story has it all.
2021 has been one of the most extraordinary years for me personally, from lockdown to getting in the national press with The Bill spinoff, Sun Hill, to attending the world premiere of my new award-winning film 'Access All Areas'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTMW9i6vjZY&t=4s Monday evening we recorded the Christmas version of our podcast ‘The Grumpy Gits’, with the… Continue reading Sun Hill, Jersey Boys tickets, NCP parking, The Grumpy Gits, Access All Areas film, awards and no disabled car charging points, this story has it all.
Disgusting, disgraceful and the need for ‘Dignity after Death’ law. ￼
By Simon Sansome I am very fortunate to call disability campaigner Adam Pearson one of my closest friends and one of the strongest people I know. We have a fun rivalry each year about which one of us is going to be the most influential disability campaigner in the UK. This year I hope that… Continue reading Disgusting, disgraceful and the need for ‘Dignity after Death’ law. ￼