Disability, housing, social media

Shock £300 Virgin Media bill when moving to more accessible home.

They say moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do, but moving home with a disability can be worse. You have to contact energy companies, insurance, get your mail redirected, change address with Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), blue badge the list is never ending. With most companies you have… Continue reading Shock £300 Virgin Media bill when moving to more accessible home.

Disability, Education, health, Lifestyle, mental health, Politics, social media

Finding While Disabled and Finding Myself.

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.

Disability, Film, social media

Hollywood keep on insulting the disabled community and it need to stop.

By Simon Sansome People with disabilities have been under represented for years on TV and in film. Getting a job in these industries has never been harder. So much so that the BBC have committed £100 million of public funds to encourage people into the industry making it easier for people with disabilities to break… Continue reading Hollywood keep on insulting the disabled community and it need to stop.

awards, Disability, Education, mental health, Politics, social media

National Diversity Award nominee suspended by Facebook for the second time in a month for promoting diversity and inclusion.

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.

Disability, Education, health, Lifestyle, mental health, NHS, Politics, social media

Cauda Equina Syndrome, the injury NHS doctors fear yet the public know nothing about it.

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.