MPs are only human…

A campaign supporter has been in touch due to a troubling response from her MP to her request that they support Paula Sherriff MP with her Accessible Toilets Bill in November. Here it is… “I am all in favour of Changing Places Toilets being installed in places where that is feasible and reasonable – and… Continue reading MPs are only human…

When caring causes disability…

The last few weeks/months have been painful. I have struggled to move. Sitting has been hard, standing even worse, and I have been walking like I just pooped my pants. (LIKE!!! – I haven’t really!) This is the reality for a full time carer to a disabled person. I don’t work office hours, heck, there… Continue reading When caring causes disability…

When discrimination comes from “disability groups”…

I can understand that not all mainstream groups understand all areas of accessibility or inclusion. I can understand that they haven’t thought about the barriers faced by disabled people. And I can even understand how they might not realise that they need to change. But there is no excuse for groups which profess to exist… Continue reading When discrimination comes from “disability groups”…

Taking on The Entertainer…

Sometimes bad experiences happen. We can let them affect us, or we can take action. I want my son to know that he does not have to accept every inequality that he faces. I want him to know that he can bring change. And I want him to know that he can help make sure… Continue reading Taking on The Entertainer…

When your future is different.

From the moment you know you are expecting a baby, you start dreaming and planning the future. You imagine your baby. Holding your baby. Loving your baby. Beautiful and brilliant. A happy baby. So much to look forward to. First words. First steps. Running to you, Throwing their arms around you, Smothering you with kisses. So… Continue reading When your future is different.

Good things do not come to those who wait, and wait, and wait…

The ‘Equality Bus’ is not coming. It broke down many miles away and no new service is planned. All those who wished to board are asked to wait patiently. There are plans to consider getting it moving at some point, but probably not this year. Maybe not next year either – it is, after all, a complicated business! I keep… Continue reading Good things do not come to those who wait, and wait, and wait…

When men have walked on the moon, why is lunch out so hard?

“Have they got a bathroom I can use?” Today we ventured out for lunch with friends. We did everything we could, we timed drinks at home, went to the toilet at the last possible moment and I didn’t take a drink for him in the car like most people would on a hot day. We… Continue reading When men have walked on the moon, why is lunch out so hard?