• Stop forcing disabled children to attend mainstream schools
    Please sign our petition to help us get this issue sorted as soon as possible, we need 250 signatures by July 31st to get this moving, please help us help these children. Hundreds of children are being forced into mainstream schools that have little to no resources to cater to their special needs. There are very few staff members with the correct training to help theses children & the members who do have the training are already overwhelmed with the amount of children with special needs attending the schools.There are specialist units/schools all over Glasgow which are decreasing their intake numbers until they are virtually empty & will be closed. This is unfair to not only the children but also to their families and the overwhelmed staff members at all the mainstream schools. P.A.C.T - Parents And Carers Together For Autism
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  • FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT FOR UNDER 16's NATIONWIDE
    In some areas, children's annual bus passes for September on wards are rising by a staggering 25%, for instance in Kent, a child's annual pass last year was at £200, this is now going to £250. Kent County Council also says it has to save £209 million over the next three years and so will increase the cost of its bus pass for 11 to 16-year-olds from £200 to £250 in September, a year after the price doubled from £100. The chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People’s Board, David Simmonds, told Schools Week that financial pressures were forcing many councils to scale back to meet their legal obligations “rather than go far beyond that – which is what they did historically”. For children under 8, councils are obliged to provide transport for pupils living more than two miles from the nearest suitable school. For those aged between 8 and 16, the statutory duty is to provide transport for those living more than three miles away. In rural areas, councils had traditionally provided free transport, although it was not a legal duty. It's now being eroded because of yet more cuts. This is going to affect so many people all over the country with Kent County Council being hit with the steepest rises with the best explanation being due to cuts needed in a council letting down not only the most vulnerable but the many people that are working so hard just to pay the bills and put food on the table that will have to not only find money for uniform and school essentials but also £250. The only legal obligation being kept nationwide is that to provide free travel for the over 65's Free school travel for children will have huge positives. - Attendance will be higher - Congestion and traffic will be minimised - Less road related accidents to children who walk near schools due to less traffic. Examples of how this is promoted in councils that RECOGNISE that free school buss pass's are the way forward; LONDON Children under the age of 11 only need a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard to travel free on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and some National Rail services if they: Travel without an adult Look older than 10 A 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard isn't needed for your child to travel free on buses and trams or to buy child-rate paper tickets. If you think your child doesn't need a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard, find out more about travelling with children. Children aged over 10 years and 11 months and under 16 on 31 August can get an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard to travel free on buses and trams, and child rate on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London. CITY OF BRADFORD "Where walking/cycling is not possible, please consider public transport before using the family car on the school run, public transport is miles better for the environment and cuts down on traffic and pollution. Many secondary school pupils travel to school by public transport and the journey to a new school is often the first step your child will take toward independent travel; Bus services provide a safe and reliable way to get to school. Instead of giving your child a lift all the way to school why not consider dropping off at a bus stop or train station so that your child can continue their journey by public transport with friends?" All pupils in full time education are entitled to purchase a weekly School Plus Metro Card or for those occasional bus users pay half fare on public transport; please contact Metro for more information. Bus services run to or close by many local secondary and primary schools. To find out which buses serve your school and get up to date information on school travel please visit the Generation M website. Bradford Council is committed to reducing car travel which is a major source of pollution and congestion around school gates and encourages schools to produce a School Travel Plan setting out their commitment to sustainable school travel. Please ask your headteacher for more information on your School's Travel Plan Your child needs you to show them the way to sustainability. Reduce your car use and improve their quality of life. PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE ~ Together We Can Make A Difference ~
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  • Award Honours to mens and womens sports teams equally
    Awarding honours in such a clearly gender specific way does nothing to encourage young women and girls to believe that participating in sport will be considered as worthy and respected as that of male participation. Women's sport receives less funding, coverage and sponsorship than men's, by adjudging the pinnacle of Women's Rugby to be so much less worthy of Honour reinforces the status quo. Any man who believes a girl has as much right as a boy to achieve success in sports and to be recognised for that success should feel the need to sign this petition.
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  • Stop changes to Access to Work
    Access to Work isn't a benefit and doesn't incur a cost to government - in fact it brings money into the treasury, yet Deaf and disabled people are having their support allowance capped or cuts made (meaning they can no longer afford to use qualified interpreters or the support they need). This places jobs at risk and has already resulted in job losses and demotions. People currently in work are potentially being forced out of work and onto benefits, which goes against everything the government is telling us they are trying to achieve. Deaf and disabled people bring a vast amount of skill and talent to our workforce that we can't afford to lose. We want to ensure that full support is provided, and people are enabled to gain, maintain and progress in their chosen careers. Personal choice and control needs to be handed back to the experts on Deaf and disabled access needs in the workplace - the individual Deaf and disabled people who use the scheme We want to ensure Deaf and disabled people are not subjected to a glass ceiling due to lack of support.
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    Created by Emily Smith
  • Stand UP for LGBT Community : Boycott the Russia Olympics
    Since Putin's re-election in May the LGBT have suffered great injustices including banning the wider world Community from adopting, attacks on Community members at Pride marches,The law also includes a provision that allows the Russian government to arrest foreign tourists for up to 14 days for supporting LGBT equality. It is now illegal for LGBT people to publicly display affection, to tweet positive messages about LGBT people and their relationships, to broadcast positive news stories about LGBT people or to wear or display a rainbow flag or any other symbol of LGBT equality. Earlier in June, Mr. Putin signed yet another antigay bill, classifying “homosexual propaganda” as pornography. The law is broad and vague, so that any teacher who tells students that homosexuality is not evil, any parents who tell their child that homosexuality is normal, or anyone who makes pro-gay statements deemed accessible to someone underage is now subject to arrest and fines. Even a judge, lawyer or lawmaker cannot publicly argue for tolerance without the threat of punishment.
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  • Rename Tattenham Corner Emily Davison Corner
    In 1913 Emily Davison ran in front of the King's horse and was killed, in what was probably the most historically memorable event of the movement for Women's Suffrage. Emily Davison should be remembered, as should all women who campaigned for women's suffrage in the early 20th Century. The place where she made her stand should carry her name so that her sacrifice will always be remembered
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  • Don't use the law to support homophobia in the Church of England and Church in Wales
    Many members of the Church of England and Church in Wales, both clergy and lay people, LGBT and not, are in favour of allowing gay marriage ceremonies. In time a new hierarchy will also be in favour and at that point it will be much simpler to allow "opting in" than to go through the process of amending legislation. Meanwhile the C of E will be just as well "protected" as the Roman Catholic and other churches which do not wish to hold gay marraige ceremonies. Legislating to make gay marriage illegal in the Church of England and Church in Wales simply makes homophobia legal, which wouldn't be allowed in any other institution.
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    Created by Margaret Parker
  • UNPAID CARERS EXCLUDED FROM COVID-19 VACCINE PLAN
    In most cases the carer is the patient's lifeline. This includes all care, bathing, washing, hairdresser, cleaner and all round helper. Taking the patient (usually a family member) to the GP's, dentists, clinic or hospital for out-patient appointments. This means mixing with the general public at a time when advice is stay at home. A Carer CANNOT stay at home, not everyone can shop online. A Carer has to go out, there is no alternative.
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  • Make LGBTQI+ Conversion therapy illegal in the UK
    People should not have to suffer emotional and mental trauma or abuse because of who they love
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    Created by Holly Bedford-Dougherty
  • Sir Lewis Hamilton. It's time!
    It's time to recognise his achievements.
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    Created by Geoff Alan
  • immigration fees and IHS FEES
    THIS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME AS I AM GOING THROUGH IT RIGHT NOW, IT SEEMS THESE FEES GOES UP EVERY YEAR AND THE IHS SURCHARGE HAS GONE UP THIS YEAR AS WELL GIVING THE CIRCUMSTANCES THIS YEAR WHEN PEOPLE ARE LOSING THEIR JOBS I THINK ITS WRONG TO PUT THESE UP MOREOVER OUR EUROPEAN COUNTERPART DON'T HAVE TO PAY THE IHS FEES. WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS AND THEY USE THE NHS JUST US WE SAY WE TREAT PEOPLE EQUALLY BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE HERE WE HAVE BEEN MADE TO PAY MORE JUST BECAUSE WE ARE FROM THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES OR FROM POORER COUNTRIES. WHEN I FIRST MADE MY APLLICATION IN 2014 THERE WAS NO IHS FEE TO PAY BUT I HAVE TO PAY £500 IN 2017 FOR IT AND A £1000 THIS YEAR AND IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR THE PRICE HAS GONE UP AGAIN TO £624 A YEAR WHICH MEANT FOR A TWO AND HALF YEARS VISA IT WILL COST YOU £1560 PLUS THE APLLICATION FEES AND ITS NOT FAIR AT ALL.
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  • End the inequality of Furlough. Introduce an Unconditional Basic Income for Everyone
    When the Unconditional Basic Income is in place 1. Everyone could afford to self isolate if asked to. 2. Anyone could start up a new business enterprise to create a "new normal" post Covid economy 3. End the inequality of furlough and SEISS. Where some get lots and some get nothing 4. Key workers are properly valued for the essential work that they are doing because they keep their Unconditional Basic Income on top of their pay packet. 5. End poverty.
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    Created by Eric Mutch