In this audio piece, Robert talks about the challenges his daughter Ellie faces when walking along Kentish Town road. Ellie has, epilepsy, a severe learning disability and visual and hearing impairments.
Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TJ
In this video Mary and Robert talk about their experience of walking down Kentish Town road. Mary and Robert were checking how accessible the road is for Disabled people. Their findings will be fed back to Camden Disability Action’s (CDA) Street Access Co-Production Team.
Kentish Town Road
I ask Camden Council and Camden Market to start really making change for the better. Start building a borough that welcomes disabled people and lets the disabled people who live here take part in everything this amazing place has to offer.
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH
I made a trip to Highgate village at the weekend. I planned a day out and as part of this, booked lunch at a chain restaurant which stated online that it was accessible. As a wheelchair user I find that this is often not the case, so I rang the branch to check and was assured everything was accessible.
Highgate High Street
I started doing Engages All Ages in Belsize Community Library in 2019. I came up with the idea when I got upset because I went to an art show where there were a lot of young people and I got rejected and I felt it was because of ageism. With Engages All Ages we hold outside poetry events and put on demonstrations to raise awareness about ageism.
Dealing with congestion is a challenge which is why it is important to trial new ideas. A solution for the Kentish Town Road pavement widening is to remove the kerb entirely and create a shared space for pedestrians and cars.
I’m just coming out on my scooter down the road with my son to pick up some shopping and we come across this which is electric car wire across the road. Partially sighted people and some old people who are not very good at seeing could trip over it. I could too.
Hi, my name is Sarah and I am going to report on the difficulties I have had on facing the health care system. One of the problems I have had is that there is a lack of communication.
I made this video for people who kept us going through lockdown. The pictures were made by people with learning disabilities and my family and this is what kept us going from the 19th of March 2020 to now 2021 which we are still doing.
A lot of people are using Zoom to connect with their friends and family nowadays because the lockdowns and social distancing rules have made it quite hard for people to chat with their loved ones.
The most important thing that has happened in my life is getting my own flat. I now have my own space and the independence to do the things that I had been waiting to do for a long time. This has made me who I am today.
In this video Mik suggests a solution to the LTN access problems faced by Blue Badge Holders. Mik suggests using Congestion Charging Exemption systems to allow Blue Badge Holders to access to roads closed to other motorists.
There are increasing numbers of electric cars in my area despite their high prices. The problem is some locals are charging their pollution-busting vehicles from their homes, which has resulted in cables being draped across pavements.
I live with in the Arlington Road Lower Traffic Neighbourhood and just took my first trip to the Royal Free Hospital since the project started. Roads total gridlock. A journey that used to take 10 minutes took 34 only by using side roads.
We walk down Kentish Town High Street there are lots people on the pavement but just by Iceland and McDonald’s and the motorbike box that the person uses to put the takeaway McDonald’s food in accidentally caught my arm.
Holmes Road, NW5 3AN
I found out about Happy to Chat benches from the BBC News. The idea behind them is to help tackle loneliness by encouraging strangers to talk to each other in a safe, neutral space, like a park. It’s as simple as ideas get really.
In this piece, two Camden Disability Action community reporters, Jill and Mik, and the project lead Tom talk about how Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) affect Disabled people, how they could be made more inclusive for Disabled people and the importance of cutting pollution.
When it comes to our streets, cyclists and Disabled people can sometimes appear to be natural foes, with each group permanently camped on opposite sides of the active travel debate.
Camden High Street, NW1 7JY
When I heard reports saying the new pop-up cycle lanes and low traffic neighbourhoods (LTN) were delaying ambulances and putting people's lives at risk, I thought I should dig around and find out if the accusations were true.
Pancras Square, N1C 4AG
The last year has changed the way people live their lives and this has affected people’s mental health and wellbeing. At times I have felt lonely because of not being able to go to the shops or meet up with friends and family. Before the Covid-19 pandemic began, the Culpeper Community Garden in Islington was one of the things that helped keep my spirits up.
Cloudesley Road, N1 0EJ
I went to the new Morrison’s in Chalk Farm - the temporary one that’s going to be there for five years. It was very good, easy to walk in to. You had to queue and then a security guard looks at you and then he makes sure you’re okay.
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH
My superpower is having empathy and understanding for people who are disabled, including people with learning difficulties and having the determination to help change the future for the better in terms of education, housing, transport and equal rights in the workplace.
"I got in my car and looked everywhere for the no right turn sign on Swain's Lane and then I finally found this. You have to actually look up high before you see it. It's too high for anyone in a car seat to see."
After taking this photo of two hire bikes from the company Lime, and posting it to Twitter, Lime contacted me to reassure me they would be moved. I have also heard from a new company that produces accessible bike stores available for all types of cycles, including those used by disabled people.
"This is my response to the pausing of the Haverstock Hill cycle lane. I live in the borough of Camden and I'm disabled. Camden's policy of safer streets is for vulnerable people, people like me.
I am in two minds about the successful legal challenge to the pop-up cycle lanes on Haverstock Hill. I welcome the challenge but I am shocked that Camden Council carried out the changes without any consultation.
Eléonore was born with a very rare genetic disorder. There is no evidence that her condition is hereditary nor was it a condition that could be detected in a foetal examination. In other words she appeared as a complete surprise. And she was born in France during our one year stay there.