• Stop the loss of Dorset SENDIASS
    Outsourcing this service would lose the trust of parents and the local knowledge and relationships with the existing team. We want the voices of parents and carers heard who would like to see support and resources given to the existing in-house team to continue to provide the excellent service they do and build a better service for the future of SEN children across Dorset. We feel that outsourcing will result in a service provider that does not know our families or our demographic. It will result in a long transition period of handover. Of the service provider does not meet their obligations to SEN families then there will be along assessment period and transition of services to another provider or back in-house. All the while children and thee families fall through the cracks. We are highly concerned that adequate consultation was not given to a wide range of groups and parents with an interest in this area as a result the decision is not reflective of their feelings.
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    Created by Leeann Boon
  • Reinstate Pet Passports so Pets and Assistance Dogs can access EU without an AHC (£190 a trip)
    On the 1st January 2021 the UK was downgraded to Part 2 Listed Status for pet travel into the EU requiring getting a single travel Animal Health Certificate (AHC) from a vet at a typical cost of £190 (60 pages long!) so as to demonstrate that the animal does not have rabies. The ridiculous paradox is that, unlike mainland Europe, the Uk is free of rabies and the AHC is even needed for travel to Northern and Southern Ireland who are also rabies free! On a personal level I am registered as disabled and travel to Europe several times a year and will have to pay a extra £190 per trip for my assistance dog! There appears to be little pressure from the vets to address this injustice as it is a licence for them to print money
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    Created by Robin Craig
  • Special Needs school for Social emotional and mental health, ADHD & Autism
    No spaces within specifically SEMH schools and the closest primary being Haywood Grove with limited spaces and a 1year waiting list. We have a few Secondary SEMH Schools but all with waiting lists therefore these children are without an education or support as it’s just a waiting game. These Children have a right to an education and there is plenty of evidence that there are not enough schools catering for SEMH therefore why is nothing being done to change this. We need this to change, something needs to be done. The fact that there are schools struggling with the ability to keep children within their school that need the kind of support that only a Special Needs School can give and get the most out of their education, this being in a School that best caters for their needs. There are children at risk of being permanently excluded because they are unable to follow the everyday expectations of mainstream which has a decremental effect on their Education, Self-esteem and mental health due to the inability to be able to converse within mainstream. I have been in this situation for nearly 2 yrs and it was one of the most stressful time of my life, feeling like you are failing your child. This situation needs to be addressed and would take pressure of mainstream schools and families struggling with the uncertainty of what there child’s future will look like. As mentioned there is a SEMH Secondary but again a waiting list, also the fact that Falconer is without green space to use on a daily basis and this is a necessity for for all schools to have, particularly an SEMH. Please sign and support change.
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    Created by Samantha Carey
  • Get charities to train neuro service dogs too!
    This is important because there are over 7 billion people in the world. There are over 300,000 admissions of people with brain injury’s to hospitals every year. Pretty much everyone with a brain injury needs some kind of help, whether it be from a nurse, carer, support worker or assistance dog.
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    Created by Megs Rose
  • Dyslexic mode mandatory in all software
    In the modern world we all use technology in one way or another and this was accelerate by the covid-19 pandemic. As a dyslexic myself I can tell you it is a pain to do tasks on apps like MS teams, Google classroom , Google chrome (all other browsers) and more. This would make equality better for everyone with hidden disabilities. This will help people you know. And let me leave you with this: 20% of people in the world are dyslexic. That is 1 in 5 people
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    Created by Ron Witclth
  • Recognise Fibromyalgia as a disability
    They are paying independent companies to do the assessment and 8 claims out of 10 are being declined. Fibromyalgia is a daily struggle for the majority of sufferers. It is a disabling condition physically, mentally and emotionally.
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    Created by Nathalie Kate
  • Make Clear masks available for everyone
    Face coverings and masks are a barrier for the deaf and lip readers so the mouth needs to be visible for those with dementia and autism the fabric can cause misunderstanding and melt downs
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    Created by Louise Drakes
  • Fund better mental health support for children with asd
    Severe cases of ASD not currently recognised to be a severe mental impairment, People with children that have severe ASD desperately need this support as their children are severely mentally impaired
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    Created by Aishah Mecaj
  • Remove nhs contracts with opcare
    Opcare are an independent company contracted by the NHS to assess the needs of disabled patients and help them get the correct mobility aids. They are treating, us, the disabled people as labelled illnesses and not helping with our independent needs... We deserve help and independence, we deserve a reliable assessment centre... Removing opcare will be the first thing the NHS need to do to create a better tomorrow for its disabled patients.
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    Created by Anna Thornton
  • Petition calling for urgent improvements to accessibility in Ramsgate
    We the undersigned are appalled at the lack of accessibility in Ramsgate. People with disabilities, including wheelchair users, mobility scooter users, those who need to use other walking aids are being continually discriminated against by being denied access to our town and amenities. There are, Insufficient dropped curbs Poorly maintained dropped curbs Poorly maintained pavements Appalling signage Lifts not working No access to the beach Insufficient crossings on main roads Poor access to many shops and cafes Too few disabled parking bays KCC need to take urgent action to allow us full access and to respect our human rights as people with a disability.
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    Created by Joe Shaw
  • Scrap Social Care Charging
    Thousands of disabled and older people throughout the Covid pandemic have experienced social care cuts and increases in care charging. Families are struggling to make ends meet and pay the week's shopping bill. In some cases, people have to make an unenviable choice of heating the home or putting food on the table. Others are being pushed into debt. As Sue explains: "Out of the blue in August, my son got a bill for £4,500. He's nineteen, profoundly disabled. He lives in a care home. I have no idea how we can pay for it. It would clear out most of his account, leaving him with as little as £100 a month to live his life for the rest of his life. We've yet to receive an explanation or how they expect us to pay, and I'm worried this is just the start." Unlike the NHS, social care support is not free, and even people with a meagre income, including those on means-tested benefits, have to pay towards social care. Good social care support helps Disabled and older people to live fulfilling lives with choice, control and dignity to have meaningful relationships, and take part in community life. We are, therefore, calling on the government to abolish social care charging as part of social care reform. And in the interim, we call on the government to ensure Disabled and older people are not forced to pay for social care out of their benefits.
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    Created by Jon Abrams Picture
  • PIP for Amputees
    It’s important that this disability is recognised as such and all Amputees are given PIP enhanced rate.
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    Created by Kim Smith