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Nerves & Excitement

I’ve finally finished writing my book.  Years of drafting, redrafting, agonising over the right words to convey my message, are finally at an end and I have set a date for publication: Monday 31st August 2015. If I thought writing … Continue reading

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The year of “Does it wet the bed?”

One of my new year resolutions is to get my book published, whether that’s through a traditional publisher or by self-publishing is yet to be seen. I’ve been working on “Does it wet the bed?” for the best part of … Continue reading

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NHS unconcerned by Disabled Access in User Survey

I’ve just received a GP Patient Survey which I have no intention of completing. My local GP surgeries are all inaccessible for wheelchair users and whenever I go for an appointment, I have to leave my wheelchair outside the surgery.  … Continue reading

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Great Barr Great Campaign: The Story So Far

Great Barr Great Campaign: The Story So Far September 2012:  Having realised how inaccessible the Great Barr area was, I began researching and collating information which form the basis of the Accessibility Report. January 2013:  Great Barr Accessibility Report – … Continue reading

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Equality Act falls off agenda for Sandwell Council

It’s now almost a year since I launched my campaign to make Great Barr great for Disabled People and sadly, the fight continues. In their letter dated the 18th September, Sandwell Council requested “a list of all retailers considered to … Continue reading

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Latest Follow-up letter to Sandwell Council

Thank-you for your response, via Tom Watson regarding my campaign to make Great Barr great for disabled people.  Please find enclosed the additional information you requested regarding the shops which are not accessible and those failing to display accessibility signage.  … Continue reading

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Great Barr Accessibility Campaign Continues

Sandwell council have now responded to my campaign to make Great Barr more accessible for disabled people. Their response is fairly detailed and I am in the process of preparing the additional information which they have requested. This includes a … Continue reading

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Making Great Barr great for Disabled People – Latest Update

The response to my campaign to make Great Barr great for disabled people was very disappointing.  Just one of the retailers responded and that was only to inform me that they would refer the matter to their head office.  I … Continue reading

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Making Great Barr great for Disabled People

My husband and I recently relocated from Reading, back to the area where I grew up in Great Barr, Birmingham.  We were living in the centre of Reading and everything was very convenient, we walked everywhere and the town was … Continue reading

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The media: Friend or Foe of Equality?

I recently delivered a bespoke training session for an organisation in Reading. As part of their equality objectives, they had identified some issues surrounding stereotyping so I was asked to focus on this specific area, addressing the causes of stereotyping … Continue reading

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