Is it complaining? Or just speaking a horrible truth? I was in the press again this week, along with several other campaigners. It was a good article with a lot of information. But the headline bothered me! I have a child who can use the toilet and who wants to. Don’t we all prefer the… Continue reading “Parents complain”
On difficult days a few simple words really can make a huge difference. Cornwall Accessible Activities Program (CAAP) is a relatively small charity which organises activities for disabled children during school holidays. It has just one part time employee who does an enormous amount of work to enable as many children as possible to take part in fun activities. They receive no… Continue reading A little less alone!
After my recent telephone call with the General Manager from Lands End I was struggling to find a way to keep campaigning. Hearing someone say that they accept that your child will continue to be excluded from their venue (a famous UK landmark) until they change their toilet facilities, but that they have decided not… Continue reading Minister of Hope?
Today my heart broke a little more. My faith in society is damaged. I am crushed by a business which sees the known exclusion of disabled people to be a “compromise” that it is okay to make. Last year my family visited Lands End. We were representing a national charity and the visit was arranged at… Continue reading Not welcome at Lands End.
Last night, a friend and fellow campaigner received some truly vile e-mails from someone with utterly despicable views. Just because she is asking councils and big businesses to become inclusive by installing a hoist and changing table in their disabled toilets. Those e-mails are not mine to share, they are in the hands of the police, but they made… Continue reading Sticks and Stones…
How do people who use wheelchairs go to the toilet? Sounds like a rubbish joke, doesn’t it? The reality is even worse. The UK is supposed to be a developed country which values equality and inclusion but the reality is far from that. A Paralympic athlete and disability campaigner, Anne Wafula Strike MBE, has bravely highlighted… Continue reading Cracker joke?
Why would anyone ignore three signs to leave 8ft for wheelchair access? What kind of thoughtless person would you need to be? Yet today you thought your need to park was more important than a wheelchair user’s need to get back in his vehicle. We rarely park on the street because of people like you, but today we were in a hurry to… Continue reading You made my son cry.