Coventry City Council bans wheelchairs from accessible taxis

As I have previous reported, one of the downsides of using an electric wheelchair has been my relationship with taxis. After extensive discussions with Coventry City Council's Taxi Licensing Office, I have been that while the regulations state drivers can not refuse to take passengers who use wheelchairs, in reality since most wheelchairs can only … Continue reading Coventry City Council bans wheelchairs from accessible taxis

Did direct payments really change my life?

Everyone talks about how direct payments and personalisation changes people's lives and I agree for many it has certainly appeared to be that case. But the question is whether it was the fact money was provided or rather the amount that was provided and the support planning process which went along with it.I came to … Continue reading Did direct payments really change my life?