NEWS DIGEST 21.11.2020: Sia and Priti Patel try to make amends, Charlie Brown makes a return

Today’s news wrap is brought to you by the main feed of HEMNA’s Twitter account – @halfeatenmind. Music star Sia is facing a backlash from the public after casting Maddie Ziegler, who is non-disabled, to play the part of an … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 21.11.2020: Sia and Priti Patel try to make amends, Charlie Brown makes a return

CORY LEE: Wheelchair-using traveller pens ‘open letter’ to hotels for more disabled access

Twenty-five year old wheelchair user and self-confessed ‘travel addict’ Cory Lee, the blogger behind ‘Curbfree with Cory Lee’ has reignited the controversy around the lack of suitable disability access for wheelchair users in the hospitality industry by penning an ‘open letter‘ encouraging hotel owners to make staying at their establishments easier for their differently-abled patrons, the Half-Eaten Mind blog exclusively reports today. The letter, which appears on Cory’s blog, was originally published on the 19th December 2014, but the traveller tweeted the article again recently as many hotel firms and owners have yet to make their facilities completely all-inclusive. Lee is highly … Continue reading CORY LEE: Wheelchair-using traveller pens ‘open letter’ to hotels for more disabled access

FREE OAP TRAVEL: West Midlands pensioners could lose funding

The West Midlands “ring and ride” service which provides free transportation for the elderly could soon be abolished under local government cutbacks, the Express and Star reports. The distinctive red, white and blue minibuses have long been a valuable service offering a degree of independence for people with mobility problems caused by advanced age or disability. However, Westminster’s austerity campaign to bring Britain out of recession has seen funding cut significantly for local councils across the United Kingdom, including those in the West Midlands region. Cuts are expected to free public transport services in the West Midlands. The dry-up of … Continue reading FREE OAP TRAVEL: West Midlands pensioners could lose funding