• Save Our Citizens Advice
    So many families and Individuals depend on Citizens Advice to inform them of their rights from anything to benefits to employment. Many people are treated unfairly because of their circumstances and are taken advantage of by various organisations and individuals. If Citizens Advice were to go these vulnerable people and families would have no-one to fight for them and remain trapped in their circumstances.
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  • Do NOT stop locking Slade Gardens at night
    Some of our bedrooms homes sit INSIDE the "trail path" in Slade Gardens. The park bench is already used during the day as a marijuana smoking bench, we do not want the party to continue into the night outside our bedrooms. Our car park and bike shed are next door to the park. By not locking the gates at night it will be much easier for thieves to jump over the fence and steal bikes/break into parked cars and break into our homes unseen. Slade Gardens at night is already a source of anti-social behaviour, which would significantly deteriorate if the park was to be left unlocked 24 hours a day. The biggest issue Slade Gardens faces at night (and even during the day) is drug use and dealing, with people jumping the fences to gain access illicitly. This is compounded by the fact that the park is not lit at all. If the park is left unlocked this would certainly increase. Drug-related crime is a significant issue for the area and this proposal from Lambeth shows a blind eye being turned to the issues surrounding it. There would be an increased fire risk from potential bonfires/BBQs held at night. There would be a risk of the park turning into a car/caravan park if the gates off Robsart and Ingleborough Streets are not locked. This happened in the last few months less that 100m away in an unlocked block. Slade Gardens is an invaluable community asset which would be ruined if left open at night. Yes there will be a saving on staff costs for closing the park, but this would likely be entirely wiped out by increased costs of rubbish collection, cleaning, and police attendance. WE DO NOT WANT OUR LOCAL PARK TO BE LEFT IN AN UNSAFE AND FILTHY STATE SO THAT WE CANNOT ENJOY IT DURING THE DAYTIME. WE DO NOT WANT OUR PERSONAL SAFETY TO BE COMPROMISED BY ALLOWING PEOPLE INTO THE PARK 24 HOURS A DAY.
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  • SAY NO TO THE RATIONING OF HEALTHCARE IN STOCKPORT
    Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has opened a public consultation on restriction of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to women who are unable to have a child. According to the National Institute For Health and Care Excellence (NICE), women aged under 40 should be offered 3 cycles of IVF treatment on the NHS. In Stockport, only two cycles are offered, but now the CCG wants to reduce this to one. The CCG says that other areas in Greater Manchester have already reduced the number of cycles and therefore it is OK for this to happen in Stockport. But this is a RACE TO THE BOTTOM. The CCG’s proposal infers that some medical conditions are more worthy than others. But people needing IVF know the importance and true value of the procedure. The website of the organisation ‘Fertility Fairness’ says that the World Health Organisation classifies infertility as a disease and, as with any other medical condition, it is deserving of treatment. If left untreated infertility can result in stress, anxiety, depression and the breakdown of relationships. Locally, Trafford CCG tried to end IVF treatment last year, but were forced to drop their plans. In Warrington they tried to start charging people for procedures like hip replacements and cataract operations, but public opinion resulted in a U turn. Please share the petition widely. Please read our leaflet https://tinyurl.com/y67erxxf Please respond to the CCG’s consultation http://ow.ly/UKLI50wwR9t Promoted by Stockport United Against Austerity
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  • Ban the bedroom tax
    People on benifits simply cannot afford this cruel ridiculous tax after having their benifits cut and no raises in years its sending families to food banks and putting them into severe poverty
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  • The Future of the Isabel Blackman Centre in Hastings Old Town
    We need your support to save this vital community asset. Age UK East Sussex have been working with the Hastings & St Leonards Seniors Forum, Hastings Voluntary Action, Sussex Community Development Association and Hastings Old Town Residents Association to examine a future for the Isabel Blackman Centre which was closed in March 2019. In partnership, we have launched a petition asking East Sussex County Council to engage with the voluntary sector about the building’s future or, if the building is sold, “ring-fence” the capital receipt to benefit older people in Hastings. You can view and sign the petition here:- https://democracy.eastsussex.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=500000027&TPID=503118186&$LO$=1 The Isabel Blackman Centre has been a vital community asset for older people in Hastings for many years. It needs to be sold off to the voluntary sector and reopened as a community hub and main resource for local older people.
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  • Keep texts on BBC Red Button
    It is a quick and easy way to find information for those without computers / smartphones without trawling though programmes. My elderly Mum uses it for weather forecasts in text form to decide about her day's activities. I find the news-bites useful and the travel information is in one place (London's roads and rails) with simple accessible 24/7 weather forecasts in 3 hour slots. Its virtue is its simplicity and access, and it comes at no extra cost.
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  • Save Claines 37 Bus Service - Bus service to be reinstated Saturday 23rd November !
    Public transport is already very limited in Claines. There is no Sunday service and no evening service A large amount of retired residents live in the ward and frequently use the service. If taken away, many residents will be unable to undertake regular, routine trips. Shops, services, GPs, dentists, events, friends and family will all become inaccessible . Many young families also live in the ward. Parents with prams, pushchairs and buggies and no access to a car will struggle. Residents with reduced mobility and no car will be unable to access the minimal and unreliable other services servicing the main roads only.
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  • Keep the MIB cafe open
    The 'Interface Cafe' is just that - it brings together the MIB's interdisciplinary researchers, academics, PhD students and PS staff and helps foster the building's sense of community. Whether it is quick catch-ups whilst waiting for coffee, or scientific discussions over lunch, these impromptu meetings will simply not happen without the Cafe. It also plays a key role as a social, yet confidential, meeting venue with industrial partners. 'Industrial Biotechnology' is one of the University's Research Beacons. To focus exclusively on the short-term financials is to understate the Cafe's importance to the MIB, and its position as one of the World's leading biotechnology institutes.
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  • Save Foley House Children's Centre
    We'll let the service users explain in their own words... 'Someone got in touch with me regarding the cuts to Newmarket's Children's Centre. People are way more switched on than the Tories take them for. They see through the double speak. I've taken out the name. If this brave individual wants to come forward I'm leaving it up to her. 'With regards to Foley House being part time and how it will affect people locally , the childrens centre is a life line for new isolated mums! It is chance to meet new people in the same boat as you when you are all of a sudden stuck at home with a newborn. I have used their groups the past 2.5 years with my daughter all of their groups and classes seem popular such as wiggle and jiggle and infant massage. If anything they should be offering more groups and classes for people to attend. The help and support is there all week, they welcome new mums to breastfeed, bottle feed and change their babies at foley house if they are in town. This ican be quite important for new breastfeeding mums as it can be quite a daunting prospect feeding in public early on. Also their groups are all free, there are other baby toddler groups in town but not all mums on maternity pay and low income families can afford the going rate of £5 per group (without paying for siblings!) 3, 4 or 5 days a week. Im not sure what the 'revamp' means but i can only presume part time means a cut in support for mums, families and their children and a cut in what foley house has to offer as a whole! Fair enough there are other childrens centres in red lodge and mildenhall but not everybody drives or can attend centres further afield.' ''When I was pregnant with my first child I didn't know anyone in Newmarket and I really wanted to meet other mums and learn more about babies and parenting. I went with my husband to Foley House to sign up and that's how it all started. I have attended so many different groups, classes over the years..from baby sensory to potty training sessions, toddlers groups, weaning, breastfeeding, almost anything that was offered. I have met many mums that some of them are now my best friends. In a short time I went from not knowing much about pregnancy, babies and not knowing anyone here to then having so much support and many great friends. It felt great, I was doing groups every day, seeing people every day. Sometimes people on maternity leave say they feel lonely and don't know who to ask for help and staying home with small babies can sometimes be very isolating - that's why having a place like Foley house is so, so important! This is definitely not the area where the money should be cut and rather where it should be invested even more. Parents who have more support are I believe happier and will be able to raise their children in a calmer and more educated way. This is investing in our future. I do hope that the cuts won't affect the Foley house as they are really providing a great support for local families.'
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  • HOOTAM (Hands Off Our Theatres and Museum)
    We are concerned that the people of Worthing will no longer have control of what happens to our Theatres and Museum. To ensure they stay in safe hands, we are calling for pause in the process to gather all the information and a cross party working group that includes Local Arts Groups, Theatre and Museum Users and Staff Trade Union Representatives.
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  • Save Our Day Centre in Norfolk
    The staff recently have had to turn away 9 new referrals due to the closure so there is potential money still to be made. The Local Government should be investing in these day centres not closing them. I would have thought that we should be helping people remain in their own homes and support family carers who need that respite. The Swallows Day Centre provides a home from home and the difference between The Swallows and most other day centres is that the centre takes on clients with extra needs such as people that need feeding etc. For anyone moving from The Swallows with certain needs they will need to travel a distance to find an alternative day centre. Why then is this not an important issue! I would be happy to talk about how it is affecting my family too. Please help!
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  • Save The NHS Health & Wellbeing Recovery College
    The lack of resources to support people who become mentally unwell is leaving people in a grey area. If they're too unwell to work, but not unwell enough for admission to a psychiatric ward, they often can't get the support they need. The NHS Health and Wellbeing Recovery College is a groundbreaking mental health recovery college where people experiencing mental health issues can receive non-clinical, educational support to self-manage their recovery. Since opening, the college has supported over 1200 students in learning resilience and self-management, so they can take control of their own recovery. And it works - students who attend the college are much less likely to be re-admitted to secondary care. But now, Pennine Care Foundation Trust have announced that they can no longer fund the college. They’ve asked the 5 Boroughs Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to fund it, but they have said no. Without funding, the college will have to close. On the 31st of July 2019 there's a public meeting with the CCGs to discuss the fate of the college, and we - the students from the recovery college - need as many people as possible to sign our petition before then. Together we can make sure this vital recovery college stays open.
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