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 The view from Suffolk

We are asking disabled people across the County to give us blogs/vlogs on what is important to them.  It could be about what it is like for you as a disabled person in Suffolk, what your recollections are of Suffolk as a younger disabled person or how things have changed – for the better and for the not so good.

It does not have to be about disability it could be about anything that you feel is a burning issue for you.  Please send any blogs you would like to see on here to:

Please note: the blogs are submitted by disabled people across Suffolk.  We do not edit the blogs nor do we comment on their content although we reserve the right not to publish blogs that we feel are offensive.  We believe disabled people have the right to express their views but these are the views of individuals and not necessarily those of SCODP.

An Update from Southwold

We have an update from Tony who is doing sterling work for disabled people in Southwold.  Tony kindly writes regular blogs for us on the work he is doing and his view on how things are changing for disabled people in his area.  See Tony’s latest blog here: Tony Smith – April 2020

Jim’s work with Anglian Water

Jim has kindly given us a blog about the work he is doing with Anglian Water.  Jim has been working with the company to improve their services and support to their disabled customers.  Part of this work has been working with them on their Priority Register.  Read more about the register and how to apply here: Anglian Water Priority Service Register


An Update Regarding Reydon Village Hall

Tony has kindly given us an update to all the work he has been doing at Reydon.  It is great to see things change in response to the work of active disabled people.  Read Tony’s update here: So nice to see things change


Anger with the system

Kathy has written about her experience and feelings of navigating and using the benefits and mental health systems.  This is a powerful and provocative blog.  Read Kathy’s blog here: Anger with the system



A visit to Blackpool

Becca tells us about her recent visit to Blackpool with her family.  Why is it in 2019 that we are still having to put up with second class service that no other group in Society would tolerate?  A good time had by all, but could have been so much better.  Blackpool cannot control the weather but maybe it is time they took access needs seriously.

Read Becca’s blog here My Blackpool holiday 2019



Let’s Make Southwold a Disability Friendly Town by Tony Smith

Tony is a disability activist living in Southwold with his wife Brenda.  Tony has taken on the task of trying to ensure his village, Reydon and Southwold are accessible to all disabled people including those with hidden impairments.  Read Tony’s blog here: Tony Smith




Progression Sessions – by Becca Jackaman

This blog is about a group for younger disabled people that operates in Ipswich.  If you are interested in the group, contact details are on the blog.

Read Becca’s blog here

Here is a blog from Kathy on her work with Suffolk Coalition of Disabled People