• Keep the pension for age gap marriages the same.
    Just a year's notice has been given and this is not enough to make alternative plans.
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    Created by karen mastoras Picture
  • Don’t backtrack on £10.50 minimum wage
    The government promised during the election to raise the minimum wage to £10.50 by 2024. Now they’re backtracking, and saying it will only be raised if “economic conditions allow.” That’s not good enough for the thousands of people in work who are struggling to make ends meet on the current £8.21 minimum wage. It’s not enough to cover rent, bills, or feeding their kids. We need to make sure that the Government fulfills their promise and raises the minimum wage.
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  • Make social care fair and affordable
    Social care in the UK is in crisis. The cost of care is so high that over 400 people a week have to sell their homes to pay for their social care. It’s a scandal. For years the government's promises to fix our broken social care system have turned out to be empty words. Let's make sure the government finally sticks to its promise that no one should ever have to sell their home to pay for social care.
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  • New and old pensioners inequality
    IT IS TOTALLY UNFAIR . THE NEEDS OF OLDER PEOPLE RISE BY AGE , KEEPING WARM , COPD DIFFICULTY WITH LIVING GENERALLY. SOMEONE AGED 65 HAVING A GOOD LIFE WHILE A 76 GOES COLD AND HUNGRY. HOW CRUEL IS THAT. I DO BELEIVE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO CLAIM SOME MEANS TESTED BENEFIT ONCE YOUR SAVINGS HAVE GONE BUT MOST FIND THAT HUMILIATING AND WHY SHOULD YOU AFTER 50YEARS OF PAYING NI.
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    Created by MARY MATHIESON TAYLOR
  • Beds For Homeless Over Christmas
    Homelessness has risen by 128%. There are 6,182 potential beds available. 55 deaths in December on average. Therefore if less than 1% of students choose to opt in these deaths would be wholly avoidable. It will provide a warm bed during the coldest, bleakest months. You could save a life by ticking a box
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  • 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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    Created by Siân Taylor Picture
  • 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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