• Scrap the cruel welfare cut plans
    Reports say the Government is planning a change to benefits that would force hundreds of thousands of people to find work despite suffering from a range of physical and mental health conditions, and waiting for operations and other treatment. This might not affect you right now, but any of us could fall ill at any time - and with the current NHS crisis this may mean having to wait months for treatment. These changes could force us to work no matter how unwell we are. The good news is that these plans aren't set in stone, which means we have a chance to stop them. If enough of us sign this petition it could convince the Government to do the right thing and scrap these plans for good
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  • PLEASE VOTE to support Rebel Girls Club
    We are already in a national mental health crisis. The NHS is buckling under the strain of people needing urgent help - waiting lists are long and exhaustive-the support and guidance is simply not there - leaving many feeling isolated, alone and in suffering. A sense of community, belonging and support is paramount to any human in order to flourish. Women are often overlooked, marginalised, under-served, discriminated against, misrepresented and disregarded within many levels of society. This has been normalised. And it's devastating impact is clear to see. Our aim is to continue to provide a safe, supportive, nourishing and empowering space where women can be celebrated, encouraged, supported and seen. We want to continue providing our incredible courses, workshops, outreach projects, drop-ins and community events. We want to be able to show grants funders that what we do is valuable, important, unconditional and needed not just within Bristol but within society. "Rebel Girls Club has been life changing for me on so many levels- without them I don't know where I would be to be honest" - Olivia. P "... It's been more than a safe space but a place of inspiration, comfort, friendship and I've grown so much since being a part of it..." - Saskia. K "No words really. Simply phenomenal. I love the collective, all of the hard work and love the crew put in to everything - all of the teachings, activities, events - I can't thank you enough really" - Sally. B 🙏🏼❤️PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION SO WE CAN SHOW JUST HOW NEEDED RGC IS. ❤️🙏🏼 YOUR VOICE AND VOTE WILL MAKE SUCH A HUGE AND POSITIVE DIFFERENCE - And only takes 30 seconds to do. You can also vote anonymously. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, SOLIDARITY AND STRENGTH IN KEEPING SERVICES LIKE RGC GOING ❤️🙏🏼❤️ ❤️ Everything we do is from our unrelenting passion and love towards empowerment, sisterhood & connection. Thank you 🌹
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  • Include off-grid households in Government £400 Energy Bills Support Scheme.
    Rapid inflation in 2022 means that petrol and diesel prices have risen by almost 50% and bottled LPG by around 40% compared to 12 months ago. The wholesale cost of LPG has doubled in the past year. Those who have a mains electricity hook-up do not qualify for the grant because the supply to the marina or caravan site is commercial, not domestic. The cost of solid fuel started to increase around 12 months ago. Some are finding they simply cannot afford these price increases. Most people who live off-grid are typically either working people on low incomes, or pensioners. Research* has shown that 51% of the liveaboard boater community were likely to have an annual income below £20,000, and 40% were likely to be earning minimum wage or less. The cost of living has increased much faster than wages. Some are having to rely on food banks and the generosity of others in the community. People who live off grid may be able to use solar and wind power, but the amount of power renewables can generate if your home is a boat, vehicle or caravan is limited, especially in winter. It is unfair to exclude these off grid, low income households from the support that is being offered to the rest of the UK population, even to the most wealthy. *Research to identify impacts of British Waterways policy on boat dwellers without moorings, by Kennet and Avon Boating Community and similar research regarding the liveaboard boater community in London in 2011.
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  • Benefit changes
    Because so many families with young children are struggling ,They might use food banks ,but the food never lasts ,something needs to be done
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  • Care Home visiting - I want to see my husband!
    The mental health and emotional needs of residents in Care Homes have been ignored for too long. According to Government Guidance: "Visiting is a central part of care home life. It is crucially important for maintaining the health, wellbeing and quality of life of residents. Visiting is also vital for family and friends to maintain contact and life-long relationships with their loved ones and contribute to their support and care". My husband and I are ageing rapidly. He is 81, I am 80. He has dementia and I need to see him now, whilst he still knows me and before he forgets who I am. I want to be able to give him a hug, to reassure him that I still love him. To not allow me and his family to see him is nothing short of cruel. Care Home residents are being trapped in worlds they haven't chosen with no voice and no light at the end of the tunnel for either them or the ones who love them.
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  • Lhanbryde Skatepark
    If you live in Lhanbryde and want to see the children play safe away from the shops and roads please help us get the skatepark for them
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  • Stop the Capita contracts in Northern Ireland
    The public services ombudsman has found CAPITA's work on the Personal Independence Payment in Northern Ireland to amount to 'systemic maladministration'. Capita continually failed to obtain medical evidence from GPs as required, and used systems which had the potential to inhibit the appropriate use of further evidence in making assessments Despite this, the Minister for Justice Naomi Long is awarding a contract to Capita to deliver a Medical Assessment Service to victims of the conflict in Northern Ireland. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-57583138
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  • Reduce the speed limit of Ormsgill to 20mph
    According to the Highway Code, reducing the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph reduces stopping distance by almost half, from 75ft to 40ft and if a driver stops in time, a lower speed will reduce the force of impact. There is a 2.5% chance of a collision being fatal at 20mph, compared to 20% at 30mph (sourced from www.driving.co.uk We all know of someone who has been affected by speeding cars in our local area: from car crashes to people (and animals) being run over to high noise levels of speeding vehicles in the evenings. We are working hard to teach people in our school and community about how to carefully cross roads but we feel drivers need to also take some responsibility of people's safety. Across the country, the number of 20mph roads has increased in the past decade and we hope to achieve the same in our area. We want to: *Stop speeding *Protect the people of Ormsgill *Save lives
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  • Let Sussex Homeless Support use Elmore Rd's available wasteland
    We have asked for it to place 2 or 3 of our pods, the first one is ready to place, these are single story 20ft x 8ft they will sit on stilts so do no damage to the ground, we will not be taking trees down or digging mass foundations. The area is used a fly tip and is often full of rubbish as it was on the day we visited. Our idea is to blend in and join a community, we hope the community engages with us. None of our clients require parking spaces. Our tenants will be selected to match this project and the rents set low will allow them to start work build up savings and move on to a bigger home. It is so important for us to get this project running and it has to be central. Please show your support and sign this petition. By 2022 there will be an estimated 250,00 homeless in England. They will be living in Temp, Emergency and the Streets. Our project is a first home and a genuine plan to lead people back into the community and away from being homeless. All we can do is be there give support and hopefully see a change. If these changes do not work a recent study shows by 2030 we could have as many as 2 million Homeless. We believe the community hold the solution.
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  • End the Young Parent Penalty in Universal Credit
    Young single parent families are up to £66.13 worse off per month under Universal Credit compared with the legacy system - a drop of 20%. This is because rules have been changed so that single parents under 25s no longer receive the same rate as over 25s. People under 25 are entitled to a lower allowance of benefits than people aged 25 and over, but before Universal Credit was introduced there was an exemption for single parents in recognition of the cost of caring for a child alone. Now, that exemption has been removed. For parents receiving benefits this means a drop in their family budget when they move to Universal Credit – often through no choice of their own, and with little or no warning. Children in single parent families (92% of which are headed by women) are already twice as likely to be living in poverty than other children. We all want all children to have the best start in life – but this isn’t possible when there is inequality built into the safety net which is meant to be there to keep families afloat when times are hard. Denying young single parents the same level of social security penalises children on the basis of their parent’s age and pushes young families into poverty. We, and many parents we work with, think this is unfair, unjustified, and needs to be reversed as a matter of urgency. Find out more about the campaign and why it's important to young single parents and their children here: https://opfs.org.uk/policy-and-campaigns/campaigns/end-the-young-parent-penalty/
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  • Introduce a 20mph speed limit in the residential areas of Shirenewton and Mynyddbach.
    The lanes and roads of the adjoined villages are dangerous for pedestrians and school children as there are few pavements and little street lighting. The Primary school is situated on a narrow lane between the two villages and due to the lack of pavements, people, prams and mobility aides all have to use the roads. Reducing the speed limit to 20mph will make the villages safer for everyone.
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  • Commit to free school meals over ALL school holidays
    It’s almost impossible to believe, but once again the government has opened up a new free school meals fiasco. Headteachers in England have been told not to provide free school meals for the children who need them over the half-term holiday next month. Instead they want councils to trial a new scheme especially for half term, which creates huge confusion and risks leaving children hungry. Children can’t learn on empty stomachs. Huge public pressure has meant that the government has already U-turned on their decision not to provide free school meals vouchers during the holidays. And just yesterday they U-turned on their decision to send out inadequate food parcels, and instead agreed to send out vouchers in term time again. If thousands of us sign this petition, it could be enough to force them to do the right thing again.
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