Disabled people treated unfairly
I AM responding to the story about the poor lady on the mobility scooter who was humiliated by being asked to leave the Wilkinson store (Sentinel, February 7)
I don't think enough has been done to protect the disabled.
I am disabled and I am unable to stand and walk far.
I recently went to a christening. The church I was told was disabled-friendly. That was a joke.
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Two streets away was the back entrance to the church.
After a one-and-a-half hour service, I asked if they had a disabled toilet. The answer was no.
I thought I would wait until we got to where the next venue was, only to find that this also had no access, only around the back. Again, it had no disabled toilet.
It's a good job I only had a small scooter, or else I wouldn't have been able to get out. My husband had to come into the ladies' toilet to help me on and off the scooter to go to the toilet, which weren't wide enough for the able-bodied, never mind disabled.
Not enough places are disabled-friendly and those which aren't should be fined.
I never thought I would end up being disabled. Now I know how disabled people feel when they are denied access to where they want to visit.
I think someone should inspect places to see if they are disabled-friendly, as we are being victimised.
MRS C WELSH Fenton