By Simon Sansome UK councils are failing to inform people with disabilities that they are in entitled to a council tax band reduction. Ability Access has established, because of this failing people who are eligible for the band reduction are over paying council tax by almost five hundred million pounds a year. Paying council tax can be a… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS – Is this the new PPI? Councils across the UK are over charging wheelchair users billions of pounds in council tax.
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.
Watching Top Gear last night and laughing my head off for an hour I got into bed and realised that every presenter on Top Gear has been fully abled, a show that first aired in 1977. There are millions of disabled drivers in the UK and yet Top Gear has never done a show on… Continue reading Why is TV and films still ignoring people with disabilities?
Presenter and journalist Simon Sansome has started a petition calling for the government to introduce a new law that allows all companions to travel free of charge if they are assisting a disabled traveller. Currently, if you are disabled and need assistance to travel via bus, plane, boat or train in the UK you have… Continue reading Presenter starts petition for change in the law to make travel free for all companions.
The UK’s most successful Paralympian of all time talks to Simon Sansome on ‘While Disabled’ about working in the House of Lords and getting ‘Shagged’ on Countdown. Listen to Tanni talk about choosing between Sir Steve Redgrave and Denise Lewis, what happens when she could not be presented with a the Sports Personality of the… Continue reading Tanni Grey Thompson – “Someone once asked, how did I get pregnant? I replied I had sex with my husband, they said that was disgusting, I replied you have not seen my husband I quite like him”.