Gone, forgotten and undervalued. This is what it’s like to be disabled during the pandemic. Disability Campaigner and Ability Access Founder Simon Sansome is calling for an urgent independent inquiry in to the treatment of the disabled community during the pandemic. Simon said: ‘New data has shown that six out of ten people who have… Continue reading Disability campaigner launches petition for urgent inquiry into the treatment of the disabled community during the pandemic.
In the UK, Covid 19 has been a stressful and isolating disease for the millions of people who have had to shield and are still shielding, so getting out and about after months of isolation is vitally important for the mental health of disabled people and their families. Next in Nottingham But while people are… Continue reading Councils and stores discriminating against Blue Badge holding during crisis.
Do you think PIP review is a waste of time if you get the highest level of mobility and care and have a permanent disability? Thoughts please!
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.