• Pay Carers the Minimum Wage
    The current rate for carers who provide AT LEAST 35 hours of care a week for their loved ones is £66.15 per week. If the carer works for any significant number of hours, this is reduced. But for many carers, the care they provide is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with little or no option to go to work, as who would then care for their loved one? The government provides less than quarter of the minimum wage a week, leaving many carers and their families in a very difficult position financially, when they are already often under extreme stress due to the challenges of providing full time care. But if the state were to look after the person in need of care, in a Care home or similar institution, it would cost several thousand pounds a month and possibly more. Most people would prefer to live at home with their loved ones, not in a care home, so let's make that a properly financed option. I started this petition as I'm a full time carer for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease. In an ideal world everyone would be paid the real living wage, but currently the fact that carers don't even get the government minimum wage is appalling. Let's get this into the manifesto of all parties for the upcoming election!
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    Created by David Shepherd
  • Poverty in the UK
    I know at this time of year we have various appeals going but it should be the minimum that everyone should expect the UK to look after its citizens Whilst MPs are canvassing for our votes let us get this high on there list of priority's. Let us get our MPs to talk about this and give it the importance it should have
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    Created by mike dowling
  • Swallow hotel owned by the council, empty while people sleep homeless
    I feel this is important due to the amount of homeless people on the streets in Stockton-on-Tees and surrounding areas , I feel the shop owners will feel a great benefit also from not seeing bundles of bedding in there doorways and all the things that are linked to the homeless etc
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  • End the two tier pension
    Because many older pensioners are struggling on a basic state pension This is £25 a week less than the the flat rate pension.
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    Created by Sue Curry
  • End sanctioned benefit poverty
    People can lose their homes, children, their basic need for food and water, their dignity, sanity, and the will to even live. People who have experienced sanctioned benefits are stripped of any income and any supporting housing payments leaving the person destitute and possibly homeless, all before any investigative outcome is made and before any guilty or innocent verdict. People have a basic right to food and water , human beings should not be forced to live in destitution due to an "investigation", its penalisising ,its degenerating and its damn right unethical
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  • Campaign for Jesy Nelson’s Documentary to be shown in all High Schools Nationally
    Cyber bullying is a worldwide crisis which needs to be clamped down on. Hopefully seeing the documentary will make people think twice about ever saying just one nasty remark. Cyber Bullying is taking lives daily! It has to stop!
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  • P I P assessment and its treatment of CSE/CSA Survivors
    Extremely vulnerable and broken people are being treated as though they’re consumer products by non qualified assessors. Its unfair and the harm being caused could cost lives. Survivors have been through hell and they are faced with having to go back their again with these inconsiderate, unprofessional and non consistent interviews - the fallout could easily tip someone over the edge - i know because it nearly did me. People could take their own lives having to go through this unfair hell !!
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  • Poverty Fighting Back
    It is important to make a changes to current housing laws so we can help enable people to have a place of warmth on the cold night , a place they can feel safe, somewhere people can begin to develop a focus, a meaning to themselves and best of all a place they can feel like they are worth something.. for many years i spent the best part of my life homeless , the trauma i suffered i wish on nobody i know not even my enemies but one thing i vowed to do for when i became settled in my life was to fight together to give others the same hope and feeling of loving life as i now do , so please please if you to have the same views in helping tackle homelessness or if you have been there or really want to make a difference , lets tackle this system together and lets help poverty fight back.
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  • Building on the Green Belt
    This field is a sanctuary for a diversity of many small animals, moles, hedgehogs, birds and bees, but is also one of the top 10 sites in the County for its listed varieties of dung beetles. If the machines come on the field to bore the holes through the old landfill base of the field they may also release and spread methane and toxins of many sorts into the air and the old branch of the river Thames which runs along it. Because of the cost of clearing the landfill, any houses built here would be very expensive, not the affordable houses we need. Maintaining an easily accessible green belt is essential for people's mental health. #saveRedbridgeMeadow
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  • No child should go hungry during the holidays!
    I think this is so obvious that it is a bit insulting to say. Hunger is hunger. Malnutrition is malnutrition. No kid deserves this. There is increasing evidence that poor kids go hungry in the summer holidays because they don't get their school dinners. This is a disgrace. We are the sixth richest country in the world. I imagine the best way to do this is to give emergency money to local government and voluntary organisations but if it takes putting the army on the streets running soup kitchens then let's do it.
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    Created by Andy St John
  • Child Poverty- lets put an end to holiday hunger
    Hungry children feel anxious and they don't know why. During the school holidays, children who are entitled to free school meals are going hungry and experiencing social isolation because their parents can't afford to buy food or take them out.
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  • Ban Online Gambling
    It is far too easy and therefore creates a point where it becomes addictive.
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