Category Archives: Equality & Diversity

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month: Why I love having CP

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and in aid of this, Flyinglady is offering a limited number of free CP Awareness Workshops to help people better understand the condition.  In my experience, people often see any kind of disability as … Continue reading

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Why your staff might need Disability Awareness Training

This might be bad for my street cred but I have to admit that occasionally, I go with my mum to bingo.  Well, it’s a few hours out the house and it gets me out of bedtime duty! But on a … Continue reading

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A busy 2016!

I spent much of 2015 working towards the publication of my memoir, “Does it wet the bed?” I have several new projects and courses planned for 2016 but most importantly, I plan to launch several of my courses online to … Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week

This week, I’m absolutely delighted to be part of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week and World CP Day on Wednesday 7th October. As someone with CP, it’s refreshing that the condition is being talked about and it’s a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats respond to Disabled Access Concerns

This reply landed on my doormat on the morning of the General Election and in my view, is the best response I’ve had to date concerning the Great Barr Great Campaign.  With a new government now in place, I will continue … Continue reading

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Passed from pillar to post. . . again

After writing to all the major political leaders about my campaign for better disabled access, I decided to follow up with the Department of Communities and Local Government as was suggested by the Prime Minister’s Office.  Below is their response.  … Continue reading

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Response from The Labour Party: the Great Barr Great Campaign

This is the response that I received to my recent letter to Ed Miliband, asking him what his party would do to improve the lives of disabled people if he wins the General Election. Dear Aideen Thank-you for your letter … Continue reading

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Another disappointing response from 10 Downing Street

This is the latest letter I have received from Downing Street in response to my letter regarding Disabled Access in Great Barr – very disappointing and frustrating! Dear Mrs Blackborough I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister to … Continue reading

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Poor Disability Awareness at Aldi

Dear Sirs I am writing to complain about a recent visit to your Great Barr store, on Thursday 12th March at approximately 12.15-12.30. As a disabled wheelchair user and a regular customer, I usually find the store very accessible and … Continue reading

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Disability Equality Question for UK Political Leaders

The following letter has been sent to the main political leaders, with a slightly different version for David Cameron, which follows on from our previous correspondence.  Let’s see what responses we get. . . Making Great Barr great for Disabled … Continue reading

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