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
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?
It was always a matter of time as a very regular bus user to end up blogging about pushchairs. Now for me, this is nothing to do with bus drivers as they need to drive the bus, not always sort the dance with pushchairs I need to have on buses. For those who do not … Continue reading My battles with pushchairs
Whole the Motability scheme has supported a generation of disabled people, the big question for me is whether the scheme remains fit for purpose within the 21st century or indeed is still a fair deal or whether it has become a perk for some disabled people that is a great attractive for people to unnecessarily … Continue reading Cars, disability and income
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?
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
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?
Throughout my life I have needed to or maybe chosen to wear harnesses in transport throughout my life because of my posture and to maintain a comfortable position. Despite the fact I can walk I am not very good at maintaining my posture, and certainly not good at remain still when I am in a … Continue reading Wearing harnesses
Regular readers will know that since I had my electric wheelchair last year, one of the many issues that I have needed to put my energies into is sorting out the small matter that some taxi drivers simply refuse to take me in my wheelchair because of a whole range of nonsense reasons. They work … Continue reading Taxi Warfare
Common sense says that going by plane is easier than going by train because it is quickly but this is not always the cash. When I have the time, stress becomes a deciding factor and there are specific long journeys where I prefer the train over plane.One such journey is from Coventry to Strasbourg, where … Continue reading Train vs Plane