Petition Tag - support

31. Stop the unfair exclusion of Sterre Ploeger

UPDATE 2: THANKS TO ALL YOUR SUPPORT STERRE BACK IN COLLEGE!!

The principal of the college had a meeting with 2 governors yesterday 12th Sep. The result is that Sterre will be accepted back on her performing arts course from Monday 17th Sep. This is a great achievement. Now it is just about the college recognising that a disabled person cannot be flexible in his support needs and not putting up barriers for her any more.

One governor has asked Micheline Mason to be involved and give advise to the college. She says: “There has been many issues in the past of mistreatment and oppression of the family by the College, and there are still many issues to be sorted out but a step has been taken in the right direction. We should make the college aware that we will be keeping a vigilant watch on what happens, but that we recognise that a step has been taken in the right direction.”

The family accept Micheline's judgement and calls off the demonstration that was planned for today Thu 13th September.

UPDATE:

​The meeting with the college on Monday 10th September 2012 did not go well. By enrolling Sterre has an agreement with Newham College to do the level 1 Performing Arts course, but now the Principal has overturned this decision. They made the excuse that Sterre needs to have assessments by a clinical psychologist in order to work out a good programme for her! She doesn't need to see a clinical psychologist! She doesn't need a good 'programme', she has already chosen to study performing arts and all she wants to do is take part on the course she has been enrolled on. Sterre looked forward to starting the course so much and the first week went so well – why is the Principal trying to make people believe that this isn't the right course for her?

We are having a demonstration on Thursday 13th September 2012 at 12.30pm at the front of East Ham college. Please come to the demonstration and ask other supporters to come as well. This disability discrimination has gone too far. If we let them get away with this then what hope do Sterre and other disabled students fighting for education have?

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Thanks to a very successful campaign, Sterre was enrolled on the Level 1 performing arts course. She started last Monday and has had a great week.

However, yesterday the Principal attacked. She excluded Sterre from college until a meeting could be arranged between the college and Sterre's advocates because she argued that Sterre had brought her own pa's without permission of the college and had therefore breached college policy.

It was clearly agreed when Sterre enrolled for the course that she could bring her own personal assistants as that was the only way she would be able to communicate and achieve.

Sterre has been prevented from attending classes at a critical point in the year. The students are completing their initial induction assessments which will determine whether they can continue on the course. By excluding her now the principal would make sure that Sterre is unable to stay on the course after the induction period.

Sterre has not done anything wrong and so there is no justifiable reason to suspend her. She is only being punished for bringing in her own PA's, something she can't do without and so this is disability discrimination.

We must act now to make sure that Sterre can attend college in this critical period.

32. We don't "like" your treatment of roleplayers

On FaceBook, there are perfectly lovable accounts made by nerdy people, and they're accounts made for roleplaying as one's favorite character from whatever movie or TV show that they are most nerdy about.

Supporters of these accounts (aka those who have such an account and/or hold at least one dear on their "friends" list) lovingly refer to them as "roleplayers", "FaceBook roleplayers", "RP's", or "FBRP's". But in the eyes of those against these accounts (tattletales and FB itself), we/they should be counted as "fake accounts".

I am a supporter, and I belong in the "and" section. I have a separate account as Jessie from the Toy Story series, and I hold many roleplayers on both of my "friends" list very, very dear to my heart. Recently, someone threatened to report and ban my favorite roleplayer of Timon from the The Lion King series, and I was absolutely heartbroken. This wouldn't have been the first time one of my roleplayer friends had been permanently force-deleted, either.

I know that there are some people who hide behind anonymity to do truly terrible things to others, but I think that there should be true proof that that's what someone's doing before they ban somebody. One example would be a screenshot that can be proved to be 100% unedited.

UPDATE: The photo you see as the petition photo was the exact photo that was the profile picture of the Timon roleplayer I mentioned. I cannot currently message him, see his wall, or see his profile picture, as he temporarily deleted his account by choice in response to the threats. He's back on, but I still don't have the ability to talk to him. I really am heartbroken about that.

33. Make the Chemical Weapons Convention Obligatory for UN members

The Chemical Weapons Convention created by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons.

Every country in the world has signed this international agreement, except for six countries. Syria is one of them. Various sources reflect that the Syrian government is willing to use their chemical weapons to stop the uprising.

Since chemical weapons can be used for mass killings in a matter of minutes, these atrocities must be stopped.

This petition is sponsered by Project Democracy : www.facebook.com/pdemocracy

34. Provide Developmental Aid to Lybia

On July 7th 2012, Libya held its first democratic election in 60 years. In response The Financial Times reported on July 11th, that Libya still lacks the resources to reconstruct the damages of the war, to ensure a smooth transition between the two governments.

Sherif Salem, Senior VP at Invest AD stated that "Even a little investment in infrastructure could go a long way to improving living conditions, and creating jobs." This petition is sponsered by the organization Project Democracy as a post-war effort to get Libya back on its feet and create stability in the region.

35. Child Support Tax Reform Bill (Pre-Copy)

Parents In America has found solutions for many of the problems that exist within the Child Support System. We are asking for your support not only to sign the petition, but also to become a member and join the movement that is here to break down the legal barriers and bring a unified Child Support System that is fair to all.

If the proposed Child Support Tax Reform is to pass, it has the ability to boost the economy by 1 BILLION dollars on a monthly basis. And, this is just the beginning…

Highlights of Petition:

Allow for increase in monthly income for all Non-Custodial parents paying child support by tax reform.

Decrease arrearage owed to Custodial parents without affecting the Non-Custodial parents income.

A tax credit for Non-Custodial parents who pay their child support as ordered.

Tax credits for Custodial parents who do not receive child support payments as ordered and receive little to no government assistance.

Our company realizes in order to protect the future of our children, we must first protect those who are the guardians of our children. The Power is in our hands for change. We must come together as one in order for change to happen.


A full copy of the petition is currently being drawn-up. If you have any suggestions that you would like to see added to the petition before the final copy is released for signatures please send us your comments, and suggestions for review. We would like to thank you in advance for your support.

36. SUPPORT A DOG PARK IN BRYAN COUNTY, GEORGIA

SUPPORT A DOG PARK IN BRYAN COUNTY, GEORGIA

REGION – COASTAL GEORGIA, USA

TARGET – Government Officials of Bryan County

This petition, supported by the undersigned, is directed to Government Officials in Bryan County, GA. Its goal is to support the granting of land within South Bryan County – potentially within Henderson Park. The construction of an enclosed, off-leash dog park in a centralized, convenient location within South Bryan County.

This park would be a designated area where well-behaved canine citizens, can exercise and have fun in a clean, safe environment. We want to create a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends, who will be willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. The park will be designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike. We aim for this park to be a community project, supported in part by volunteer dog-owners and maintained in partnership with Bryan County.

In many cities, dog parks are very common. You can view the list of dog parks in each city and state by visiting www.dogparkusa.com.

The large number of successful dog parks all over the world demonstrates that when a group of concerned and responsible dog owners work together for a leash-free dog park, not only can this concept work but it can thrive and enrich the community. Our community is filled with so many dog-lover residents who have voiced their desire for such a park.

We are asking Bryan County to allow the construction of a dog park for the following reasons:

-Such a park would allow families with dogs to spend more quality time with their pets.

-This park would increase opportunities for residents to interact with their neighbors and help create a sense of community.

-Socializing dogs is very beneficial to the community, since it makes them less skittish and can mitigate aggressive behavior when meeting other dogs and people.

-Many dog owners do not have a fenced in yard where their dogs can spend time outside, and leashes greatly limit the dog's space and pace.

-regular exercise is great for any dog's longevity and weight control. The overall effect of regular exercise makes most dogs calmer and better behaved.

Please help us create a dedicated space that allows our dogs to have a place to run freely and safely.

37. Support Nirmal Baba at the time of need

This is a petition to support Nirmal Baba at the time of need.

He has always been there for his devotees to help them it's time we show him our love and respect.

38. Support Raise The Bar

The music group "Raise the Bar" was created by Mick Quinn – musician/singer and qualified working special Ed teacher, to provide a social network and creative outlet for youth with differing abilities and their families.

"Raise the Bar" perform a range of popular songs, with members participating at their own individual level . It is very interactive – whether by singing, percussive beat and rhythm, dancing or simply quiet enjoyment. The focus of the group being - teamwork, fun and socialisation.

Concerts/social nights are held every 2 months at the same venue. This is a wonderful opportunity for group members to perform in front of family, friends and other community groups. Parents get to unwind, have a few drinks and enjoy a range of local entertainment including the successes of their son or daughter, as well as socializing with other families in their community.

39. Martin Linenko Jr. - Requesting Release from Segregation at Fairbanks Correctional Facility

This is Nicole Smith, fiancee of Martin Linenko Jr, aka Yae Neech. Martin has never been a threat to the Fairbanks community, where he was born and raised and has strived to only become a better man and father to his family.

Since a young child he's been well known to the members of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, participated in sports (mostly football), and spent summers doing construction jobs.

Several years back he decided to try his hand in the music business by starting a legit music label...recording music, making & selling instrumentals, collaborating with industry artists on tracks, as well as coordinating live performances here in the Fairbanks area.

The Law assumes that Martin is a threat (an expression of intention to inflict evil, injury or damage) to our community. If you know him at all, you would know that this is NOT in his character. His family and I have created a PETITION appealing to authority with RESPECT to his cause. In support of "Yae Neech" we are asking that you PLEASE take a moment of your time to SIGN THIS PETITION for him.

We GREATLY APPRECIATE all support given. WE LOVE & MISS HIM DEARLY! SO LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO BRING HIM HOME.

40. Save Australia's Indigenous Languages

One third of the NT population are indigenous and hold the linguistic future of Australia’s Indigenous Languages in their hearts and minds. But cannot alone control of the policies of assimilation to English only imposed on them promoting the death of our 50,000 year old Indigenous language heritage.

Linguistic diversity is part of the diversity of life and the loss of these languages threatens the cultural traditions and the fabric of local knowledge linguistic and biological diversity, making the world more fragile, more vulnerable, with less to hope for in the future.

Article 14.1 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, to which Australia is a signatory, says:

“Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.”

41. Disclose products NOT MADE IN AMERICA

IF A PRODUCT IS NOT MADE IN AMERICA IT SHOULD HAVE TO STATE THAT ON THE FRONT OF THE LABEL WHERE ANYONE CAN SEE IT.

WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO SEARCH FOR A MADE IN AMERICA LOGO, WHICH IS USUALLY ON THE BACK OF A PRODUCT.

THIS WILL ALSO ALLOW THE CONSUMER TO SEE WHAT RETAILER BUYS FROM AMERICAN COMPANIES.

42. Soft Play Barn at Cobbs Farm Shop

Soft Play Barn

Please Sign Our Petition!

Earlier this year we were refused permission to build a new soft play barn at Cobbs.

This was despite a huge effort (and cost) in preparation of the application and indeed full support from the parish council. Reasons for refusal were, in our opinion vague at best, but having addressed them best we can we are having another go!

This facility will enable us to further still provide a safe and educational learning environment for children throughout the year as well as giving us some additional and much needed space to create a relaxed environment for parents and children.

It is our intention to provide food and drink but those of you used to the usual “pizza and chips” offer at existing “soft play centres” need not worry—our focus will continue to be on wholesome grub!

Please support us by signing this petition so that, should we encounter more issues with our application, we can further demonstrate support for a facility such as this!

Thank you!

Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen
Bath Road
Hungerford
Berkshire
RG17 0SP
www.cobbsfarmshop.co.uk

43. Get KRA to tour in the USA

KRA is an incredible Japanese Rock band mixing punk, indie rock, and funk all into an incredible milkshake. They move and play with such technical ingenuity and passion.

We need to see bands like this supported so they can go country hopping. This broadens our horizons as a country and stimulates the spread of culture on both ends. And the music rocks, need I say more?

44. KeepKardashians

In response to the petition to ban the Kardashian show and business ventures, this petition is to show Kardashian support. If you do not like the Kardashians or find them entertaining then you do not have to watch them. Parents should be monitoring what their children are watching.

There are worse things in the world than what the Kardashian sisters do, that you will not be able to protect your children from. If your children are watching the show you could use the Kardashian mistakes as gateways to engage your children into conversations that may normally be uncomfortable and take advantage of the opportunity to teach a lesson. Even if you are not a fan of the show please sign this petition. They have worked hard to earn the fame that they have and should not lose everything because people dislike them.

If you do not support them do not purchase their products or watch their show. If your accomplishments were taken away everytime you made a mistake or offended somebody... How much would you have right now?

45. Mauritians for Palestine

Dear Mauritians

In view of the proposal for Palestine to obtain membership in the United Nations and hence be fully recognized as an independent state, we are circulating this petition to every Mauritians, be it the young as well as the elder people. We do, hereby, humbly request you to fill in your required details and by the beginning of next week; we will send it to the US Embassy of Mauritius, with a letter attached.

We wish to inform you that we are not affiliated to any political parties. We are doing this solely because these people are living as strangers in their own land. Our aim is to create awareness and despite being far from them, we are doing what we can for them. The way they are being treated is really inhuman when in fact, they are human beings like anyone of us and they have their rights as free people.

We take this opportunity to thank you all very much in anticipation for your participation.

Regards
Century Welfare Association Youth Wing

46. Bring Yumiko☆ back in Ameba Pico

this petition is to promote that Yumiko☆ didn't cheat on the virtual world game: Ameba Pico virtual World

Ameba Pico Virtual World banned some users because they are said to have cheated in the game by getting extra rooms without paying.

but the truth is that, Yumiko☆'s account got hacked and the hacker tried to claim the account as his own and used cheats for some benefits

Yumiko☆ got her account back with her account with 380 ameba golds(currency in the game) left. Evidence of the hacker's usage of the account. There are also five new rooms in her account, which was done by an illegal action.

Which i'm saying is that the illegal rooms are not done by Yumiko☆ herself. Therefore it's a wrong thing to ban her account because it is not her fault.

Yumiko☆ used real money in this game so it's very important that she shouldn't get banned for a false alarm.

probably the best way is just to remove the added rooms and let her play the game the way she used to.

We hope to get the Game's Administrator's attention and do a quick response. Thank you.

47. Stop cuts to Med's

GPs need to stop cutting medication for those who need it on a daily basis to cope with everyday life. Too many people who are not ill and are in fact "drug addicts" are relying on prescription drug's to bring them off illegal drugs. This needs to be addressed asap.

There are people with real problem's and are being took off medication they need it is not fair and will cause more suicide's -- FACT it is happening now please support this!

48. Petition for Lifeline's Plea for Hornsby Council Support

A significant number of Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s face-to-face counselling and support services are at risk of closure due to Lifeline’s own crisis struggle for financial viability and sustainability. Wendy Carver, Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s CEO, said “It would be an absolute tragedy if any of Lifeline’s services ceased to operate and stopped being able to provide support to people in need in our own local community.”

Lifeline has therefore reached out to Hornsby Council for assistance. Lifeline’s hope is that Hornsby Council will be able to provide them with a Council owned retail property at a subsidised rent which will assure financial survival of their multiple counselling and community services from revenue raised through the selling of high quality second hand clothing, books, brick a brac and furniture. This will ensure residents of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai are able to continue to receive the support they deserve and need.

For over 40 years Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, based at Gordon, has been providing a wide range of counselling and community service to residents of the North side of Sydney with some services having between 40-50% of clients residing in the Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Municipalities.

For more information on our services visit our website http://www.lifeline-h2h.org.au/

Please support Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury by signing this petition.

49. Support "What Happens When" to obtain a Liquor License

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN (WHW) requests your support, and the support of the residents of Community Board 2, in obtaining an On-Premise Liquor License for a restaurant located at 25 Cleveland Place between Spring and Kenmare. Without the liquor license, WHW will most likely desist.

The temporary restaurant installation has been scheduled to last for a duration of nine months with a menu that changes completely every month along with the decor, music and drinks program (liquor license permitting of course). Michelin-starred chef John Fraser of Dovetail is in charge of the menu along with his creative team, which includes interior designer Elle Kunnos de Voss of The Metrics and brand designer Emilie Baltz.

The focus of the installation is to explore the definition of what a restaurant can be, both as a dining experience and a creative process. Although temporary in nature, WHW is not a "pop-up" restaurant and does have ties to the community. For example, WHW hosts a Monday night dining series called What Happens When Women Take Over, recognizing and collaborating with female chefs, pastry chefs and sommeliers who have influenced the dining landscape. 20% of the Monday evening's net sales are donated to a charitable organization of the chef's choice.

WHW is a restaurant project that will continue to be a good neighbor, respectful of the community in which it operates while also contributing to the nexus of creative activity that SoHo is known to represent.

50. Review administration of donation of Mr. Petros I. Tsiros to the Church of Cyprus

In 1984 Petros I. Tsiros passed away after making the biggest ever donation to the Church of Cyprus, a property donation believed to be worth by today’s value, of well over One Billion Euros (600 Million Cypriot Pounds), with the express written condition that the Church of Cyprus should use the profits from the sale and development of that land, for public charitable causes and every time such funds were used to announce that they originated from Petros I. Tsiros donation fund.

After thirty five or so years and hundreds of millions of proceeds from that donation, the people of Cyprus are still anxiously waiting for the first of such announcements and the handling of the donation has remained an enigma to many.

For more info please view the blog
http://petrostsiros.wordpress.com/

51. Rare Disorders Support from Canadian Political Parties

Rare disorders affect about 1 in 12 persons, or 2.7 million Canadians. These people are Canada’s most vulnerable citizens and need your support. We are requesting that the political parties of Canada answer the following three questions on rare diseases in Canada.

Your name will be sent along with this petition to the political parties of Canada.

52. Save Our Fields - Charterhouse Residents Association

If you do not know the background to this battle or would like a recap, please click on the following link, Keri-Anne's Facebook notes, which will take you to a Facebook page that has the original preamble. You can also get more in depth information from Dave's Facebook notes and up-to-date information from Charterhouse Fields Facebook page and our You Tube channel:


Latest from the Charterhouse Residents' Association Leaflet

You may have heard or read reports about the result of the campaign to Save Charterhouse Fields. We thought we should keep you informed.
The Council have granted the lease of part of the fields to Blue Coat school.
Does this mean we have lost?


  • No! *They had to add in to the lease the rights of residents to use and access the land.
    Our rights are clearly stated.

  • *Also, all the northern half of the fields will now be registered as 'Public Open Space'.

  • *The school and council have declared there is no intention to fence off any fields.



So, the lease talks of our rights and the council say they agree with dual use of the fields by both the school and the community.

BUT ... Those concessions we won from the Council are not legally guaranteed, indeed parts of the lease contradict our rights. It is helpful to Coventry citizens that our rights are stated, but we cannot be confident that in the longer run those rights will be legally protected.

That's why at a recent packed meeting the residents' group unanimously agreed to continue to support Councillor Dave Nellist's application for the fields to be made a Village Green. That way, public rights to the land would be established in law.

In summary, Charterhouse Fields was public land left to and bought for the citizens of Coventry. We have not yet won full legal rights to the land because of the resistance of Coventry council, a council that is supposed to be there to represent us! But we are much further ahead in terms of our rights of use than we were in April when the council decided to give the land to the school.

WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE US AND THE SCHOOL?

The school say if we win Village Green status, they won't be able to use the fields. But this is not so.
We residents have never disagreed with dual use by both ourselves and the school.
Currently we believe we should refrain from using areas in use by pupils for lessons. If Village Green status is won, we will give the same agreement to the school as applies currently, organising restraint of our use, certainly until the school's future use of the old allotments is determined, and beyond if agreed.
All a Village Green would mean is our long term legal rights to the area are established.

So we continue to urge residents to use common sense and not use areas pupils are using for lessons and keep the fields clean. We should continue to show responsibility and coexist with the school.

Thank you! Can we thank you deeply for all the brilliant support from the neighbourhood for the campaign to keep the fields public. If we and Councillor Nellist hadn't reacted so quickly in March/April it could have been very different. The council told us there was nothing we could do, that if we resisted we may lose more of the fields. The marvellous campaign proved all their arguments wrong.

We forced a U-turn on the council. But it was through gritted teeth that they conceded points to us.
They refused to even consider our hard earned evidence at the recent council meeting. That is why the campaign must go on. We cannot let down our guard.

Best wishes, Charterhouse Residents' Association.

So, if you live in Coventry or have lived in Coventry and have used the fields at some point, then we may like to speak to you about using your comments in order to support our legal campaign. Also, if there is any support you would like to give the campaign, then please drop us an email on Charterhouse.Fields@gmail.com and we will be in touch.

To reiterate the last preamble:
"Now is the time for us to unite against the powerful few in order to protect what is ours. Today, it's the Charterhouse Fields the Council are willing to sign away, but tomorrow it could be YOUR Open Space.
Together, we can win!"

53. Justice & Support For Child Abuse Victims

Child abusers get such small sentences in the UK and their victims along with their parents/carers get no or minimal support. This needs to change.

Please help us make a stand and change the law so that abusers get longer sentences and victims get more help along with their families on how to cope post abuse.

54. Self-injury support

No Secrets currently provide peer-support to those affected by self-injury. We are a voluntary group and non of our volunteers are paid for their time.

We provide training to local professionals around self-injury however it seems that accident and emergency and other medical staff think that this is not relevant to them.

ANYBODY can be affected by self-injury, and if you are working in healthcare of any kind you should be appropriately trained to deal with self-injury.

55. Get Tupac an Hollywood Star

I love Tupac and his work he provided the world thru music and on the big-screen, so my aim is to get enough signatures for Hollywood to at least acknowledge his work by giving him an Hollywood star.

56. Make Nutrition & Fitness Related Program Costs a Tax Deduction

Currently health care costs make up the majority of the budget. Recently statistics say that 43% of these costs are avoidable. We believe that the number 1 reason is because Government continues to put their money into paying this ever rising bill instead of providing programs and education necessary for people to learn how to become healthy!

The age group 20-39 is currently the most in active in history. Child obesity has tripled in the past 20 years. The life expectancy of our children is not as long as our own, again another first! This only stops if government gives the people the tools!

Private medical plans cover certain costs however they limit this coverage to an amount that does not give the long term support that some people need. Also they do not cover many programs that will offer that support and education.

Government should offer a tax credit or deduction to approved programs so more Canadians can access quality help and education!

57. Change for Ontario Disability Support Program polices and directives and the ODSP Act

Certain Policy directives in the Ontario Disability Support program and Certain Legislation under the ODSP act actually do not support people as the program title suggests, but in fact punishes people and keeps them in poverty.

It also discriminates against single benefit units with no dependants.

Workers, Managers and Offices across the province of Ontario, all have different interpretations of the directives and act.

Workers' mistakes cause undue financial and emotional hardship on clients.

Their is also no accountability.

58. Save Fife Classroom Assistants

Classroom Assistants and Clerical Staff were called to a meeting today with their Head teachers today (9th February 2011) and we were advised that we should be aware of the next set of job cuts to come from Fife Council. We were told to expect cuts in our hours, and a possibility of redundancies.

So once again education is being hit hard. First the playground supervisors, now lollipop men/women, classroom assistants and clerical staff but, who is it that is going to suffer? Not the powers that be at Fife Council who are making all these decisions but the children. Do the people who make these decisions have any idea how a school is run and just how much support staff are required to run the school effectively? Have they come in and shadowed a classroom assistant to see what their role entails?

Gone are the days of cleaning out paint pots. I personally feel we make a huge difference in schools. Why not ask the Head teachers and the teachers to see how they would feel if they lost the support of their classroom assistant. I also urge parents to question this decision because it's their children who will not be getting the extra support that some of them may require to keep them on task. We don't want to go back years ago when children just slipped through the net because there was not enough staff to support the needs of the school.

We work with children of all abilities including the same children that a Pupil  Support 2 works with (who are on a higher grade) but I do it because that is what the needs of my school are and at the end of the day we are there to support the teacher and the pupils. 

59. Save 'People First Lambeth'

Just got back from a Partnership Board meeting with Jim Dickson, Cabinet Minister for Health and Well Being and councillor in Lambeth to discuss the cuts. The council's budget has been cut by 10% yet they have cut People First, Lambeths only advocacy service for people with Learning Difficulties by 90% meaning they have to close down. They will basically confined to becoming prisoners in their own home, with fear of mockery on the streets and no access to training, to advocacy or most importantly to them, no social life.

Dickson had no excuse for cutting them other than "someone had to go" and avoided all questions about what will happen to people with learning difficulties once it is abolished in March. An organisation costing around only 70k a year to run, which pays for itself thousands of times over every year.

Please sign this petition to keep 'People First' going and let's save an organisation which is a saviour to others. Without it, we are condemning these people to a life of solitary confinement! Don't let the council do this!

For more info, view a few short films here to understand why this cause is so important, or scroll down to the bottom of the page to sign the petition:





Thank you for your time.

Gary and Mark

60. Save Our Service - Blackburn Womens Aid

Blackburn Darwen and District Womens Aid supports people who have experienced domestic abuse through a range of specialist services; refuge, safety planning, risk management, outreach, group programmes, counselling, training, therapeutic interventions to name but a few.

We have recently found out we have lost funding for the services, this will mean thousands of women and children will no longer have this vital support following the devastating experience of domestic abuse.