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Fran Springfield

Disability Blogger Activist & Information Guru. Wheelchair user passionate about equality inclusion & education. Lover of books & cats.

I’m a Disability Blogger, Activist and Information Guru. 

My professional background is in nursing and therapy. I blog about my life and I how I navigate each day as wheelchair user. I write about some of the difficulties that I encounter. But I also seek to inform, encourage and enable others.
I'm passionate about equality, inclusion and education and our beautiful cats. I enjoy photography, galleries and travel.
I live in London, one of the best cities in the world, but getting access to all it's joys and experiences is often challenging. 

The Hidden But Savage Cut

This is likely to mean that I could loose over £4,000 pounds per year. That is 23% of my total income after paying rent and council tax. That is a massive drop in income.
16/10/2017 12:09 BST

Disability Activists Challenging Labour

Disabled people are making sure their voices and viewpoints are heard. There is no excuse for lack of accessibility and a failure to consult. Disabled people must advise on conference planning. I am involved in both groups, we are working together. Our activism and solidarity will enable us to succeed.
04/10/2017 11:45 BST

Supporting Choice At The End Of Life

This is not about the beginning of euthanasia for disabled people. This is not the start of a slippery slope. This is not about coercing disabled people to die. It is about enabling people to have a choice. We can refuse further treatment for an illness, we can refuse to take medication.
19/07/2017 10:56 BST

A Very Reasonable Adjustment

The Speaker of the House of Commons ruled last week that male MPs need not wear a tie. There has been much fuss made in various newspapers about this. Many correspondents to letters pages seem to regard it as a lowering of standards.
04/07/2017 17:27 BST

Marching Against The DUP

Decent, safe homes, a woman's right to choose, a society that does not discriminate, these are values for all. We will continue to demonstrate until they are achieved.
27/06/2017 13:40 BST

The Strangest Of Elections

Jared's victory over Nick Clegg was considered one of the most dramatic results of election night. He again was a local activist and campaigner, who like Marsha had worked for disability charities. I know little of his campaign, but he must have got the vote of every student in the city who wanted revenge on Nick Clegg. The former Liberal Democrat leader who dramatically u-turned on his party's policy of free university tuition, once in coalition.
12/06/2017 15:54 BST

#CripTheVoteUK

Disabled people are angry, frustrated and frightened for their futures. This is why we are becoming political. People who have never been involved in politics before are being enabled by this campaign.
19/05/2017 16:05 BST