Disability, Education, elections, Lifestyle, local authorities, Politics, social media

Over 1000 people sign petition to remove Conservative candidate following comments on equal pay for people with learning disabilities ‘they don’t understand money’.

Sally-Ann Hart the Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye and local councillor was filmed at a hustings said: ‘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’. Ms Hart was booed by the audience and people quickly took to social… Continue reading Over 1000 people sign petition to remove Conservative candidate following comments on equal pay for people with learning disabilities ‘they don’t understand money’.

Disability, Lifestyle, local authorities, Politics

The immoral reality of the DLA assessments.

Having a disability assessment is a very personal situation, you invite a person into your home, most of the time you don’t want them there and then you have to open up to a complete stranger very quickly, disclose your most personal in-depth medical situation to that complete stranger so they can record it onto… Continue reading The immoral reality of the DLA assessments.

Disability, elections, local authorities, Politics

There is no point standing in the general election if you have a disability.

By Simon Sansome General elections are about getting the message out there, knocking on doors and interacting with the community. As someone who has run a number of elections and stood twice for parliament I’d like to think I have the experience to run a general election campaign and from my point of view it… Continue reading There is no point standing in the general election if you have a disability.

Disability, local authorities, Politics

BREAKING NEWS – Is this the new PPI? Councils across the UK are over charging wheelchair users billions of pounds in council tax.

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.

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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.