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.
By Simon Sansome In 2018 I was coming to the end of university degree, I was the oldest person in the class by about 18 years so I didn’t really make many friends on the course, in fact I had more in common with the lecturers than the other students. I went from being newly… Continue reading Finding While Disabled and Finding Myself.
Ability Access is the largest disability page in the UK and reaches over 20 million people a month and the news feed has been suspended (again) stopping tens of thousands of people from talking about disability and sharing their stories. Three weeks ago, Simon Sansome the founder of Ability Access posted a video explaining that… Continue reading National Diversity Award nominee suspended by Facebook for the second time in a month for promoting diversity and inclusion.
By Simon Sansome I can pretty much guarantee that 99% of the population in the UK have no idea what Caudia Equina syndrome or CES is? Yet two people in the UK are diagnosed with it every day and it is costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds a year. So technically CES is spinal damage. It… Continue reading Cauda Equina Syndrome, the injury NHS doctors fear yet the public know nothing about it.
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.