Category Archives: Disability facts

The value of the disabled wallet isn’t fully recognised

Two years ago I went to a wedding party in the UK, held at a friend’s bar in a basement.  As I went down in the lift to join the crowd below, he moaned “I spent £25,000 putting this lift … Continue reading

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Paralympics may mask London’s lack of infrastructure

We moved to Australia from the UK partly because it is a lot easier to get around here outside the home.  Buildings are newer, there’s more space, and generally people seem a bit more willing to help. Of course, this … Continue reading

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Disadvantaged disabled people – you can’t ignore these facts

It’s New Year’s Eve. I’m full up after an overindulgent Christmas, and full of hope for the year to come. But, on reading the recent Office of National Statistics Life Opportunities Survey, my generally positive mood has been tempered by … Continue reading

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