Disability, Lifestyle, local authorities, london, transport, travel

‘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

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Disability Tax for Coldplay Tickets (update)

By Simon Sansome Coldplay, are going on tour this summer and is most likely going to be their final tour, and being a Coldplay fan, I wanted to treat myself to one of their final shows.  With this in mind I wanted a big blow out at Wembley Stadium and get one of the posh… Continue reading Disability Tax for Coldplay Tickets (update)

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Disability campaigner launches petition for urgent inquiry into the treatment of the disabled community during the pandemic.

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.

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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.

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The government is taking advantage of the disabled community and their carers by paying them ‘30p an hour’ or the equivalent to 30 Haribo fried eggs.

The only way policy would change is if you don’t care for your loved ones, and the government knows this. New Zealand parliament passed a new law, paying a main carer £12 an hour pay if they care for a relative with a mental health issue or disability. New Zealand are leading the way as… Continue reading The government is taking advantage of the disabled community and their carers by paying them ‘30p an hour’ or the equivalent to 30 Haribo fried eggs.