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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.

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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.

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Do you tell your date you have a disability?

By Simon Sansome With the new year fast approaching comes a number of rituals. They will include losing weight (and probably putting it back on within a few weeks), stopping smoking (and then starting again on the first day back at work), and trying to find ‘the one’, the person you want to spend the… Continue reading Do you tell your date you have a disability?

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Behind every great man is a greater woman. How my wife helped to reach an audience of 20 million.

By Simon Sansome Last week I was contacted by a national newspaper asking if they could do a story on myself and Ability Access.  I happily agreed and I said I would do the interview free of charge if they would pay for a wheelchair adaption for a person who contacted Ability Access last week saying… Continue reading Behind every great man is a greater woman. How my wife helped to reach an audience of 20 million.

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Thousands call for sacking of Tory candidate following learning disability comments.

Sally-Ann Hart the Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye and local councillor was filmed at a hustings saying: ‘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’. More than 2000 people have now signed a petition to remove Conservative candidate… Continue reading Thousands call for sacking of Tory candidate following learning disability comments.