A Greater Anglian failure

I have been using trains throughout the UK and Internationally for 25 years from a time I was walking to now as an electric wheelchair user. I am the type of impaired rail user who never books assistance because I have found that with a smile and a friendly attitude, staff are often 99% happy … Continue reading A Greater Anglian failure

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Does the car industry encouraging benefit fraud?

 The motability scheme used to be a small scheme that enables disabled people receiving DLA to exchange the mobility component of the benefit for a car on the 3 year lease scheme. Over the years it has grown in public awareness and popularity as the public acceptance of disability has grown. But when you start … Continue reading Does the car industry encouraging benefit fraud?

Is public transport used as a weapon of complain?

It sometimes appears that is disabled people want to find something to complain about they pick on public transport, saying it is not fully accessible often for some ridiculous reasons. I have heard a call for bus drivers to have training is autism, which I do not understand as I think training should be general … Continue reading Is public transport used as a weapon of complain?

Transport must continuously improve

  I am a big fan of public transport and almost a geek when it comes to the architecture of transport. I love how train stations and other transport systems are continuously improving and more importantly becoming more accessible to people with various impairments. Public transport has improved so much in the last twenty years and … Continue reading Transport must continuously improve

Why should we get free cars?

Motability has been around for a generation and I feel it is now time to question whether the current scheme is fit for purchase for a 21st Century. Within the raising costs of petrol, the carbon footprint, accessible public transport and the fact many non-disabled people can no longer afford to run cars, it is … Continue reading Why should we get free cars?