On Thursday (19th) I drove into town (Huddersfield) to take Blakely for lunch. I was stunned by how busy it was plus
a delivery truck was parking on nearly three disabled spaces.
It seems disabled peoples' needs for parking aren't important. Eventually, I did actually find a space. Changed my ideas for lunch location but where We went to was great.
A couple of weeks ago I drove my step-daughter for an orthodontics appointment. There was no parking available around the orthodontics building but there was parking space a few feet from that building. So, I put my car there. Put my disabled blue badge on the dashboard with the time I parked. My car was there less than an hour but I got a ticket because that part of the parking required a pass (not resident pass). I appealed saying I'm disabled so I cannot walk far and I was there a short while.
My appeal was rejected. My being being disabled wasn't worth caring about. I mean, I have multiple sclerosis. Benefits groups officially know I cannot walk far. But that doesn't count for anything.
I get a ticket because disability isn't important for some organisations/people.
Here today, I'm writing this while I'm sitting next to my disabled daughter (Tabitha) in my house. (Medical people don't know yet why she's slow in development.) We're waiting for a special cot for her, which is brilliant. Excellant support
I was told this cot will come between 9am and 4pm. That's a pretty broad range bearing in mind I that day I
The cot came at 3pm brought in by two big blokes as this cot is metal and electronic so it weighs a LOT.
Full compliments to them especially with the weather being drizzly.
Nice break from the unpleasant discrimination disabled people often get.