I recently shared yet another petition to get Changing Places toilets to be more than a mere recommendation in the building standards, and it led me to look back at the most recent government response to this issue. Get ready! “The Government recognises that “Changing Places” toilets play an important role to support the day to day… Continue reading Pitiful Government Response.
I had a moment of epiphany this week. My son does not like being around large groups of people. He does not like being in enclosed spaces with lots of other people. He cannot work with others if there is noise going on or people moving around. He struggles with indoor group situations, becoming very… Continue reading Autism is not “the problem”.
Why does one mum wetting herself at a railway station raise huge news and social media interest, yet hundreds of thousands of disabled people in that same situation every day does not even raise an eyebrow? Why is it less newsworthy if a disabled person who cannot stand or walk soils themselves than when an able-bodied… Continue reading One bad day for you, is groundhog day for some.
We can say that everyone is equal, but it isn’t true. We can say that everyone has equal rights, but it isn’t true. We can say that we are an inclusive society, but it isn’t true. These are just a few of the comments which have been made simply because I wish for my son to have… Continue reading Do some people matter less?
Quite simply, it is a toilet with extra space and two extra bits of equipment to assist those who cannot just get themselves onto a toilet. No big deal, just a hoist to lift a person from their wheelchair and an adult sized changing table to change pads or to sort clothes and switch to a toilet sling… Continue reading What is a Changing Places toilet?
Full list of times where it is okay to park in a Blue Badge Bay if you do not have a Blue Badge. I realise that it can seem to be a complex issue. On a few occasions recently I have found that some people were entirely perplexed by the rules, so it seemed a good time to share… Continue reading Blue Badge Rules
I love living in Cornwall, but there is a big problem with it – it is soooo far away from the rest of the country! So I would move it a little closer to the rest of the country! Lands End. If you follow my blog you will know that there is no love lost… Continue reading 5 Things I’d Change About Cornwall
I am sure that you are busy, so I will keep this brief. Have you ever read ‘Horton Hears A Who’ by Dr Seuss? If not, or if you only vaguely recall it from years gone by, you should read it again, because you might just find that it helps solve a lot of dilemmas when it… Continue reading Dear Prime Minister,