• Fund the completion of the new Royal Liverpool Hospital
    When construction company Carillion went bust earlier this year, work on our new hospital stopped. Right now people in Liverpool are without the world-class healthcare they were promised. Now we need the government to step in and finish the job. We need some joined up working on this, not political posturing. We currently have a half completed state of the art hospital standing empty while patients are being treated and cared for in the old hospital. Witnessing how our existing facilities continue to be patched up to provide as decent a service as possible, it becomes more apparent that the make do and mend approach is no longer workable. A new 'almost complete' facility is only several hundred meters away. A conversation I had with members of staff this week highlights how frustrated they are at the lack of progress and how difficult it is to explain temporary change to many patients, particularly the elderly. All we want is what was promised, a clean, safe hospital fit for the 21st century. The Government have announced they will fund the completion of the failed Carillion build hospital in the Midlands, they should do the same for the people of Liverpool too. A coordinated approach to funding and completing the building needs to be a priority for the Government.
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  • Save our play space
    A lease agreement for our 4 acre woodland (named Ladybird woods by our toddler children) is vital for Ignite Unlocking Potential as a social enterprise to support schools, community & families with educational services including Wales's only Nature Kindergarten, Ladybirds Parent & Toddler group, Adventure camps and activity days for children with physical disabilities & additional learning needs. During the 4 years as a business tenant paying against a draft agreement of 21 years, we have transformed 4 acres of unused land into a centre for excellence in Nature based Pedagogy. To date, this learning & play space has enabled us to make a real difference to the lives of over 8000 children and provides leading edge education and training services to education & health professionals across Wales and the UK. Please read some of our reviews from parents & teachers that we have recently supported. Your signature will provide our children with the hope that we can continue to enrich their lives and provide a place that nurtures and unlocks their potential. "My little one went to the summer camp up the country park he has ADHD and struggles sometimes with friends and groups, to say he had an amazing time is a understatement he loved it the staff where amazing with him , come bk a very different child and much more confident, he can't wait to go again thank u all !!!!" Leanne Evans (Parent). "You don't know what a massive part your team has played this summer for my kids x so thank you all x" Caly Cross (Parent). "Had a wonderful time volunteering with the Ladybirds Parent and Toddler group today- very wet and soggy but a beautiful atmosphere, Thank you" Catrin Doyle (Volunteer). "This week I started my Forest School Leader training with you guys and I've loved every second. So many amazing ideas, people and open-ended resources! Just what I needed to get my mind back on track, can't wait for the next sessions!" Jordan Baxter (Teacher). “The community has nothing but wonderful things to say about the organisation and we’ve been waiting years to be able to attend!” “Ignite embody all of the goals and principals of the Well-being for future generations ACT. The adults love it.The Children love it.The community Need it.They promote health and wellbeing - both physical and mental, through a connection with the outdoors.They need the space!” Eve Harris (Parent).
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  • Dementia Carers Need More Support!
    Approximately 700,000 people in the UK provide UNPAID care for a loved one with Dementia, saving the Government £11.6 BILLION each year. ... Without these unpaid carers, the UK care system would collapse, leaving millions in crisis. Yet when these carers find THEMSELVES in crisis, they are routinely told that somebody will respond to them in 5 - 10 days or that respite care is unavailable due to a lack of funding. Alzheimer's Society reported these facts as far back as 2014 and yet the situation continues to deteriorate. ... And with the number of people living with Dementia expected to exceed 1 million by 2021, things are set to deteriorate further still. (https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-us/policy-and-influencing/dementia-uk-report) We are therefore echoing the Alzheimer's Society's plea for "appropriately resourced national Dementia strategies", and in particular the BADLY needed measures laid out in their statement on carer support. (https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-us/policy-and-influencing/what-we-think/carer-support) Because, as things stand today, the vast majority of unpaid Dementia Carers feel ignored, unsupported and alone - day in and day out. We need change! And we need it NOW! --------------------------------------------------------------------- Please also see our website at https://www.startcaring.co.uk for details of our 'Who Cares?' Postcard Campaign. Start Caring! - Because change happens faster when we all work together.
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  • Stop potential closure of Drumchapel Swimming Pool
    The swimming pool is part of Drumchapel history and community children, parents and grand parents go there regularly. It is unacceptable and therefore closure will not be accepted. Swimming is a life skill; we must ensure that our children are given a chance to learn to swim. What is important is that it is not only a sport but can save someone from drowning which is the most common of accidental deaths in children. Swimming is also important for the elderly or infirm to be able exercise without straining joints. Swimming is important for rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Glasgow life have also started charging nursery school children and OAPs which could have been avoided. Drumchapel is one of the most deprived areas in Europe; the swimming pool is the only publicly funded facility which the entire family can enjoy together.
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  • Special Guardianship Allowance needs Legislation not Guidelines
    Special Guardianship holders are often forced to give up their jobs or reduce hours to care for their children due to the children's behavioural difficulties caused by the trauma of their early lives. Currently special guardianship allowance is set by guidelines instead of legislation. This means many families live in poverty as local authorities often pay nothing. Government legislation would ensure special guardianship families are financially supported equally instead of the unfair system we have now, in which many families are given little or nothing. Of those families that are lucky enough to receive something, this is often stopped after a period of two years leaving them in financial difficulties. Special guardianship allowance should be paid until the child reaches adulthood. The cost of keeping a child in care may be as much as £70,000 annually, so surely it is better to support special guardians with a realistic financial package to ensure special guardianship does not break down due to financial stress, thus saving millions in the long run.
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  • REINSTATE THE GARDEN NURSERY LOCATED ON MARSTON TRADING ESTATE FROME FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
    IF THE GARDEN NURSERY CENTER WAS REINSTATED IT WOULD ENABLE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO EXPAND THEIR HORIZONS, DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS, MEET NEW PEOPLE FROM MANY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, FEEL MORE INCLUSIVE IN THE BROADER COMMUNITY, BE THE FIRST STEP TO GAINING MEANINGFUL EMPLOYMENT, GAIN A SENSE OF SELF ACHIEVEMENT FOR BOTH THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES. IT WILL ALSO ACT AS A HUB FOR RETIRED GARDENERS TO PASS ON THEIR EXPERTISE TO A DIFFERENT GENERATION OF PEOPLE WILLING TO LEARN. CREATING A PLACE WITH A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY.
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  • Help Abigail Bolt receive the medical support she needs from the NHS.
    This petition is important as this is the primary reason the NHS exists today. Let this not be another story where a family has to go private with their healthcare due to the NHS failures and government turning their backs on its people. Ultimately Abigail Bolt's life can be significantly improved given a decision to allow the necessary medication be made available.
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  • Say no to large wind turbines on the Island of Sark
    We wish to maintain the beauty ,tranquility and uniqueness that our Island of Sark is privileged to have . We feel the siting of a wind turbine with a height of 77m (252 ft) to top of turbine rotor would be completely out of charecter for our Island . Not to mention the noise to local residents and the danger to birdlife .
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  • Keep GP out of hours services in St. Andrews
    The Fife Health and Social Care Partnership want to close the Primary Care Emergency Service (GP out of hours) run from St. Andrews Hospital. They propose to move the service to Kirkcaldy. . Local GPs say that the proposed new service represents an unacceptable loss of local service that will threaten patient safety and impact most profoundly on our elderly patients and on families with children. As a result of the distance involved in having to travel to Kirkcaldy to access services, North East Fife patients will be the most significantly affected by these proposed changes. In addition our community hospitals and palliative care units will be left without local medical cover during the out of hours period. Please stand up for our local health service by signing this petition. --- This petition has been started by a politician - 38 Degrees is independent of all political parties.
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  • Pressure Coombe Farm to review and alter their farming practices
    This is a serious animal welfare issue. Hundreds of thousands of people trust the Soil Association certificate and expect to be buying an ethical product when they buy something with their mark on. The way these animals are being treated is not ethical and therefore discredits the Soil Association name.
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  • Save services at Leicester General Hospital
    The proposal being put forward by Leicester (UHL) Trust has clearly not been thought through with the consequences for many of the people of Leicester and Leicestershire especially the elderly with no transport or access to public transport.
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  • NHS Save Paper; Save Money
    Because our NHS is strapped for cash and this would be an easy way to save it money, but also saving paper, which can only be good for us.
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