“Reasonable adjustments” – does anyone know what they are?

The Equality Act brought together many separate pieces of legislation into one single Act, designed to protect the rights of individuals and create equality for all. Which sounds lovely. The Act states that there is a duty on organisations to make “reasonable adjustments” if a person is placed at a substantial disadvantage due to disability… Continue reading “Reasonable adjustments” – does anyone know what they are?

Sainsbury’s – the excuse list…

This is a copy of the “reasons” that Sainsbury’s gives as they refuse to improve their toilet facilities in their Penzance store, despite knowing that my son, and hundreds of thousands of people across the UK, cannot access them. This child had a bad experience in their Penzance store, which continued to affect him long… Continue reading Sainsbury’s – the excuse list…

Sometimes it is all too hard…

Today I was not a good parent. My child was fed, cuddled, entertained and loved. Every one of his physical needs were met, but I struggled to listen to his emotions and I struggled to empathise. Because it isn’t easy to really listen, let alone try to work out the problem, when someone is shouting… Continue reading Sometimes it is all too hard…

What Mobiloo means…

It is a great product, run by a great team. But , in reality, it is JUST A TOILET! This is what it really means… And this…. Spending time with your favourite animal at the zoo… Mastering a new skill… Learning about edible plants from forager Matt Vernon… Fun times at the beach… Enjoying a… Continue reading What Mobiloo means…

The Sainsbury’s “Offer”…

I wrote to Sainsbury’s four months ago, telling them that my son was harmed in their store and asking them to make a necessary change. I had expected them to respond appropriately. But offering what can only be described as “free stuff” was not the response I wanted! I recently sent them an e-mail informing… Continue reading The Sainsbury’s “Offer”…

My letter to Sainsbury’s…

Back in November, my family visited a Sainsbury’s store in Penzance, Cornwall. Only our experience fell well short of what a family would usually expect. To keep it dignified, and to keep it light, I shared our experience online using our Christmas Elf, Alfie, and explaining the feelings, the harm and the difficulties from Alfie’s… Continue reading My letter to Sainsbury’s…