Category Archives: Great Barr Great Campaign

Equality Act is failing Disabled People

This week, The Guardian published an article highlighting the issue of disabled people being treated like second class citizens. Still. In 1994, the UK introduced the Disability Discrimination Act which was intended to protect the rights of disabled people, in … 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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78 Days to get answers for Disabled People

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 … Continue reading

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Great Barr great Campaign to expand

It’s now being several months since I wrote to David Cameron to ask for his support with my campaign to make Great Barr great for disabled people. I received quite a prompt reply from his office, explaining that my report … Continue reading

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Letter to David Cameron

Dear Mr Cameron Making Great Barr great for Disabled People My name is Aideen Blackborough and I have had Cerebral Palsy since birth. Although I have some mobility, I use an electric wheelchair to get from A to B and … Continue reading

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