It’s 78 days until the general election and in light of this, I decided to highlight my “Great Barr Great Campaign” to the national press. It’s been two and half years since I started fighting for better disabled access in my local area and still, the problems remain. Many of the local shops are inaccessible and the local council, Sandwell, refuse to do anything about it.
Despite the campaign featuring in the local press and even having been highlighted in a letter to David Cameron, it seems that the Equality Act and disability access is way down the political agenda. Even the national press have no interest, despite the fact that businesses across the country are ignoring their legal responsibilities – not just here in Great Barr.
So I have decided that over the next few weeks, I am going to highlight the campaign to all of the main political leaders, as well as their ministers for disability. I want them to answer how they intend to ensure that the rights of disabled people are upheld. As it stands, disabled people are being let down and that has to change.
Watch this space to see how our politicians respond. . .