‘The act does nothing to protect your rights when entering a business with a guide dog or an assistance dog and business can legally turn you away.’ I run a charity organisation called Ability Access Legal, it was set up to represent people who face disability discrimination in the workplace, completely free of charge. Since… Continue reading The Equality Act, has nothing to do with equality.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK rely on Access to Work, the government scheme that helps people with disabilities into the workplace. It was set up so that businesses could have adapted equipment for their employees, assist with carers or PA’s and pays for transport for people with mobility issues to and from… Continue reading Access to Work not suitable for the workplace.
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.
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. ￼