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This comments policy exists in order to allow all readers, writers and commentors to feel completely comfortable when reading, writing for or commenting on anything they see at this blog.

I believe that blogging is all about debate. However, this must be healthy debate. Remember, there will be times when you will disagree with something you read on a blog. This happens to us all, but you must think carefully about when to comment- when to agree, when to disagree and when not to share your thoughts.

As a blogger, I always welcome your comments, opinions and suggestions for improvement. I do not moderate comments, although I read them all. I feel that it is time to ask you to keep all comments as polite as possible, please.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2009 2:17 pm

    Web Site delayed. Concerning the contributor wanting for Christmas two good feet. I can empthasise having retained both mine which WWII plastic surgeons saved in 1943/45 on giving me the choice. But with uncertainly as to my left foot.So I thank God daily for another day standing upright with limited walking but a Motability Scheme life saver with my Scheme car. My web page is delayed so I ask to use this medium in support of people who benefit from Ministry of Works and Pensions Higher Rate Mobility Allowances with Mobility Supplement (Fact Sheets 15 & 17). But which [sadly] is ignored in the Department of Transport which will not close a loophole in the Traffic Acts 1984 enabling cash strapped local councils to charge the HRMA holders for car parking at various rates. If you have space I explain below a letter I have sent to the Transport Minister and to local councillors. :-

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Roland Morris
    To: Nigel Ashton ; Elfan Ap Rees
    Cc: Peter Ashford ; Peter Bryant ; John Penrose MP ; bluebadge ; Tony Lake ; Sue creasey ; Roz Willis ; Cllr Roz Willis ; lisa pilgrim ; Jeremy Blatchford ; Felicty Baker ; Carl F.P
    Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 12:27 PM
    Subject: Re: Off Stret Parking.
    Thanks Helen. I have our MP John Penrose interested . He wishes me to canvas the Council Executive and my three ward councillors which I am doing. I also contacted Peter Ashford to get a message to the Minister which I have just sent.See below.
    I am more interested in those councils which charge ,subject to a later hour free, severely disabled Higher Rate Motability Blue Badge Car car owners supplied by a grateful state. I have contacted Peter Ashford who says I may write direct to the Minister. Is there anything being considered for councils who cling to the criminal code 1984 Act for off street parking to operate their off street car parks and distance themselves from appeals which have to be made once you are summoned to a Magistrate. (As a potential ciminal).
    Understood the Lincoln Council is being sued for discriminating against severely disabled who have to take longer than average to do their shopping and thus pay through the nose. My North Somerset Council is a council which introduced charging in 2002 and are about to increase the time to 10 pm. every day. Can the Minister please comment as to his powers to stop this a appalling disregard of (for example ) those recent military men who will complete their service with prosthetic limbs praised by the same councillors on Remembrance Sunday and Heroes functions but charge them the same day to park near the parade and service unless street parking is used. John Morris..
    —– Original Message —–
    From: Roland Morris
    To: Elfan ap Rees
    Cc: lisa pilgrim ; Sue creasey ; Roz Willis ; Cllr Roz Willis
    Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 6:41 PM
    Subject: Fw: Off Stret Parking.

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Helen Smith
    To: Roland Morris
    Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 4:33 PM
    Subject: RE: Off Stret Parking.

    Dear Roland, Thank you so much for your email. As you may have gathered from the magazine charging disabled people to pay in off-street car parks is something I am working had to stop as I believe it to be discriminatory on the grounds that disabled people take much longer to do their shopping etc.. My own council has introduced the charges and I am currently planning legal action against them. Another organisation is doing something similar in Lincoln as well. If we keep on campaigning we will fet there in the end. Have a great Christmas.

    Regards,

    Helen Smith

    Director of Policy and Campaigns

    Mobilise

  2. samedifference1 permalink*
    December 28, 2009 4:14 pm

    Hello

    The ‘contributor’ you mention was me. The poem was simply an attempt to put a disability-friendly twist on the Christmas song ‘All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.’ It is my original writing- I’m glad you read and liked it.

    Thank you very much for sharing your experiences, and this information. I hope that other readers will find the information you have shared useful.

    Best wishes

    Samedifference1

  3. April 14, 2015 3:39 am

    Courage is not only a virtue but a gift to share with humanity.

  4. June 22, 2015 2:21 pm

    People wishing to discuss mental health issues e.g. relating to diagnosis, treatment and social implications may wish to visit our popular group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/mentalhealthdiscussionsedinburgh/

  5. Moy108 permalink
    October 9, 2015 3:02 am

    Hi samedifference…I posted a comment and didn’t realise my full name would come up (sorry first time post – personal). Can I have this changed or deleted and I will repost. Thank you xxx

  6. Moy108 permalink
    October 9, 2015 11:31 pm

    Thank you SD1, enjoying reading your site xxx

  7. donna cross permalink
    July 4, 2017 5:36 pm

    hi their iwanto com plan abouthe way the dwp aretreateing peoiple nasty people noe escailly pip as well now too i goit y pip allwances on the 9th may and had nomoney for nearly 2months money now they wont give me the desction whether ican have this money as well now too and nowone its hard as when you tell the pip all wances that you cant make the ip assement oh or cant walk they dont make any for any one who as phyiscaldisabltrys as well now too ad ihave got type too diaetics for nearly 10 yrs since about 12yrs or m ore and now they wanpeople to e reased for piip as well now then they give you paper assements and then the reort goesback to the dwp as well for their wriitern desction as ihave had alot offmessting over thuis all morningnow too as well its really bad they sould do away with pip al together \s well now too as they owe menearly 2000 400poundsin money and no desction is too e m\ade un till next wek

  8. donna cross permalink
    July 4, 2017 5:39 pm

    one you are past from pillow tonpost as well or when on the phone they do give you right in formation as well then you have to chazse them up for your reoet as well nows too

  9. donna cross permalink
    July 4, 2017 5:42 pm

    one with no pip all wances to liveon its makeing me feel very deprested and with pout any money now too and one they do owe me about 2000 400 pounds as well now too and they dpont careabout the ill or sick disabled people ewhether they can work or not

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