By Simon Sansome You know when things are bad in the UK high street when the government wants the disabled community to save Christmas. Strictly is on the TV, the X Factor is going for Xmas number 1, everyone is arguing over the best new Christmas advert. The crazy season has arrived you cannot ignore… Continue reading Purple Tuesday, how the sentiment is good, but how they got it wrong.
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 -Councils across the UK over charge wheelchair users billions of pounds in council tax.
By Simon Sansome Deciding on where you are going to live can impact every stage of your life. There are thousands of different options to choose from including shared accommodation, student living, a bungalow, semi-detached or a flat in the city centre, the choices are endless if you are fully abled. The implication on where… Continue reading No privately rentable accommodation available in Leicester for disabled people.
Being a newly disabled person can be a daunting experience, not only is your entire life going to be overhauled, but also you have no instructions and little or no knowledge of what help is available. The current system is complicated and messy, so much so that people with new disabilities are losing out on… Continue reading COUNCILS NEED TO INTRODUCE DISABILITY OFFICERS NOT JUST SOCIAL WORKERS.
Being newly qualified is a very exciting thing for anyone moving from the university to the working world. It is nerve racking, the blood is pumping and having to find a new place to live in the capital can be difficult at the best of times. Being a newly qualified journalist, I have been… Continue reading Graduates with disabilities being priced out of London