• Wetherspoons Royal Pavilion fails on disabled toilet facilities
    Ramsgate's new super-sized Wetherspoons, Britains biggest, can hold up to 1,400 people. They have spent a whopping £4.5M on refurbishing the building and is located over three floors. The most stunning of which is a 6,500 sq ft sun terrace, on the top. On Friday 22nd June, my husband and I, plus another lady in a wheelchair, had a lovely meal on the top floor sun terrace. When we went to use the toilets, we were astounded how small and ill equipped, the disabled toilet was on this floor. How did it ever pass at planing, when a person in a wheelchair cannot fit inside? The main toilet area is so spacious, 40 people could stand inside it without any difficulty. It also has a dedicated bar stool area for women to touch their makeup up. It is a state of the art toilet, yet it does not have a fully functional wheelchair accessible toilet. My husband helped my friend and I with the doors, external and internal and someone actually reported him for being inside the ladies toilet, even though two wheelchairs were present. He felt so embarrassed and was only trying to help two ladies reach the toilet. Wetherspoons clearly have more than enough room to build an outside, independently accessed, disabled persons toilet. As it stands, there is only one accessible toilet on the lower ground floor, bearing in mind there is a capacity of 1,400 people at any one time. Just the one?, really. It is shameful that a large company like Wetherspoons has not considered the size and location of these toilets more adequately. Realistically, one is needed on every floor. Disabled people cannot always wait in a queue for the lift. Wetherspoons need to urgently remodel the one on the top floor, amalgamate it with the cubicle next door and make them both deeper, to allow a wheelchair to turn around inside and for the person to be able to lock the door. The external door also needs an electronic button to open the door automatically. After all, it might help them from finding someone else's husband inside, needing to keep a guard on their wife's toilet door. When I approached Head Office, I received the following reply. "It appears the toilet you visited was one of the general toilets but has one cubicle with a hand rail in". Which in basic language means this is not a disabled persons toilet. How can they say a toilet where the door is wider than the others and has a distinct handle plus a large visible symbol of a wheelchair in the outside of it, is not a disabled toilet but a general one? Even the single grab rail is far too low to be of any help to anyone. Maybe Wetherspoons were trying to get away with making people think they had two accessible toilets, when in fact they only have the one, located on the bottom floor. Having it down there prevents all disabled people from enjoying the sunny terrace on top. I believe every disabled person should have equality and the opportunity to enjoy this amazing sun terrace. In a building of this size there should be more than one accessible toilet and they should not have to use a lift to get there. Come on Wetherspoons, make some changes now please.
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    Created by Tracey Seal
  • Make Gaymers Recreation Ground disabled friendly
    Overnight and without any consultation or warning, a barrier was put up by Attleborough Town Council completely preventing access for some disabled residents and the less able in our community to their only social group. Unfortunately for years this situation has been allowed to continue. Please help us to help those unable to have their voices heard, in return for which our utmost thanks will be yours. Attleborough Town Council has done nothing to implement The Equality Act regarding disabled access; they have procrastinated at every turn despite months and months of requests, Gaymers Recreation Ground is accessible only to every able bodied person within the community and surrounding area, directly contravening one of the covenants applicable to the land. Time is up: we wish this injustice to be rectified.
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    Created by Ann Baxter
  • Keep Pulmonary Rehab maintenance open in Sunderland
    The service is for people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other respiratory conditions. I am one of a number of people who attend the rehab sessions once a week to help us keep us keep fit, active and teach us self-management. Most of the people on this course would spend a lot longer in hospital, and put more strain on the NHS, but for the benefits of these rehab sessions. If this vital service is closed these benefits will be lost. This service is so important because it works. I know from not only myself, but others on this course, that this class gives us a better quality of life. Not only that but we can mix with other people who have similar problems, and we can help each other. It's amazing how much more you can push yourself when you have others of a similar illness alongside you! Please sign and spread the word: stop the closure of this vital service!
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    Created by Elizabeth Waddle
  • Allow Mrs Caldwell to access medicinal cannabis oil for her son with severe epilepsy
    There is undue suffering and disability caused by preventing patients to medicinal cannabis. In light of accumulating scientific evidence that medicinal cannabis is not only alleviating pain and suffering but can also treat severe medical conditions, like severe epilepsy, it amounts to medical negligence to forbid access to treatment. Furthermore, it violates one's human rights to accessing life saving medication. The UK is a progressive country and needs to change the law to account for the scientific evidence available.
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    Created by Natalie Bristoleza
  • Repair the car park
    The car park is at the main entrance to the stadium.its full of pot holes and uneven .We need it fixed for our older and disabled fans to walk on , and for car parking.
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    Created by Peter Kelsall
  • Save Bartlett Adventure Park. E14
    No where for mothers and children to meet up with proper seating to have a chat/catch up. The community has no other facilities like the park in poplar. With its own toilets and unit for rainy days. It was also secure which was great for kids with Special needs (the amount of children with extra needs,is above the national average in LBTH)
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    Created by Angela Miles
  • Stop TransPennine Express discriminating against disabled people
    Disabled people are being discriminated against and are unable to travel when they want. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jun/03/unions-criticise-lack-of-wheelchair-access-on-major-train-route
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    Created by Steve Hatton
  • Save after school clubs for children with disabilities in East Sussex
    East Sussex County Council currently runs some high quality after school and holiday play schemes for 5-19 year old children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). The clubs are due to have their funding reduced and then completely removed over the next 2 years, leaving these children without the support they need. I am working with Jane, a mum of three autistic children, that has Cancer. She has had a breakdown and also lost the use of her left arm. She needs this support to continue caring for her children. She has tried to request foster care for her children out of desperation, but there are no foster carers available. Like many of the children who use the after school clubs service, her children have been refused a social care assessment by the Local Authority - and have been offered these clubs as an alternative. If Jane loses this respite she does not know how she will cope. These cuts will put these families in crisis. The schools are unable to finance these clubs, so it is likely the services will be restricted and many will be closed. There is no "wider market to be explored", there is no other place these children will be safe, or that has space to take them. We believe that in making this cut the Local Authority is breaching its duty of care to vulnerable families. We want to ensure these clubs continue to support these vulnerable families and the local authority upholds its duty of care to disabled children under The Children’s Act 1989 and S2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.
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    Created by Rebecca Whippy
  • Display Carbohydrate value on front of all food packaging
    ALL carbs end up as sugar in our blood. To concentrate solely on 'sugars' (traffic-lighting) is misleading (and in some cases cruel) to many who strive for a healthy diet for themselves and their families. Clearly showing total carbs will help diabetics avoid serious complications. It may even guide the food industry to make ever better changes to prepared food. There is a growing low-carb movement (not just diabetics) as people are becoming aware of the links to weight management and other significant health benefits. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the UK (I am reg blind as a result of diabetes retinopathy) and reading the carb value can be difficult enough (even for those with great vision) as the writing is often so tiny. In most cases I end up taking a picture so I can then zoom in. This is very frustrating.
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    Created by Emily Mackay
  • Save Seven Hills swimming pool
    Seven Hills pool has only been open for 5 years & is unique in its offering, catering for the children of Sheffield & surrounding areas who have SEN needs. Their hydropool is one of few in the area & very important to the children that use it, helping with movement & pain relief. The pool also offers swimming lessons to children locally & is well used. Following talks with the local council, Seven Hills school propose to close this important facility to replace it with a gym which would be of very little use to the children. They state they cannot afford to keep the pool even though the swim school have offered to contribute financially & make up any difference. Please help us save our swimming pool.
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    Created by Lisa Siddall
  • Save The Rock Barn
    The Rock Barn, Home of MuzoAkademy, provides unique services to the community of West Oxfordshire and is at risk of demolition to make way for 6 luxury flats. Based in the heart of Witney, the Rock Barn welcomes everyone to engage with music to enrich their lives and the lives of others. The Rock Barn has become a community hub for people from 3 yrs to 89 yrs many with mental health, physical, learning and clinical needs. There is no other provision like the Rock Barn in the local area. If you work, live or study in West Oxfordshire (child or adult) please sign.
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    Created by Jon Berry
  • Safe Road Crossing
    Wester Ceddens Road links local residents to 4 primary schools, 1 secondary school, 2 nurseries, local shops and 2 churches. During term time the council provides 4 school crossing patrol personnel however, outside of school drop off, lunch and pick up times residents risk their lives attempting to cross Wester Cleddens Road. Furthermore, numerous housing developments have been built on and around Wester Cleddens Road which has increased traffic and the population.
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    Created by Caroline McLellan