• Elderly Care Home Residents Left Stranded Without Family
    Many elderly people are confined to their rooms and in some cases bed-bound. Despite the best efforts of care home staff, they are heavily reliant on meeting family members to maintain a reasonable quality of life and mental well-being. The families of care home residents also experience great stress through not being able to see elderly relatives. Recent research has established that elderly people deprived of visits by family and friends will deteriorate both mentally and physically.
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  • Don't bring back benefit sanctions!
    Imagine arriving to work five minutes late and having your pay docked. For anyone who depends on benefits, it only takes missing the bus to the JobCentre to be given a sanction and lose payments. With the UK economy going to be hit hard with job loses in the thousands, we cannot let benefit claimants have their money stopped or cut. During the height of the coronavirus crisis, there were no sanctions. The government stopped them for 3 months. We know that the benefits system can function without sanctioning people. But benefit sanctions are set to return in England. Huge public backlash could force the government to rethink their decision, and stop the unfair and cruel sanctions for good.
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  • Stop Reintroduction of Benefit Sanctions during the Covid-19 crisis
    it is totally and utterly callous to penalise the poorest and most vulnerable people who have claimed Benefits through no fault on their own and especially with the UK economy going to be hit hard with job loses in the thousand but still expect benefit claimants to look for work and if they don't then have their money stopped or cut.
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  • Ensure rough sleepers don’t return to the streets
    Rough sleepers across the country could be about to be forced back onto the streets. With day and night shelters still closed because they’re simply not safe, and the Hotels for the Homeless scheme ending, there’s simply nowhere for hundreds of people to go. The coronavirus pandemic is far from over. With some schemes coming to an end, the government must take urgent action to ensure alternative housing and shelter is put in place for homeless people so everyone can be kept safe, not just those who qualify for benefits. For many vulnerable adults who are homeless, this could be the difference between life and death. So, if you think everyone deserves a safe roof over their head, sign the petition for the government to ensure no rough sleepers are pushed back onto the streets.
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  • Keep the Triple Lock Protection on UK State Pension
    To keep UK state pensioners out of poverty
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  • Put benefit cap on hold
    There are loads of families struggling right now children being left hungry not enough food no school parents having severe anxiety depression over how to pay the rent pay the bills buy food is putting people in poverty families living on food banks its at a record high
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  • Online redemption of Free school meals vouchers
    As an older single dad (59) I am at significant risk if I contract Covid 19. I am my son's only living relative and as such if I contract the virus and either become very ill due to my age or even worse die, my son will be placed into care. I currently have 10 weeks worth of FSM vouchers I have been unable to redeem as the only way to do so is to visit the store, risking contamination and the threat of my son being placed in care as a consequence. I have a really low income and I feel it is grossly unfair that my son should go without the £15 p/w towards buying food because Morrison's won't offer this service online.
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  • Stop free school meals ending in the summer holidays
    This is really important as there will be millions of children left hungry. All because the government is ending its school meals voucher scheme in July. At a time of unprecedented crisis - with more families than ever already having to turn to food banks - this is cruel.
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    Created by Kathryn Booth
  • End discrimination against rough sleepers
    Rough sleeping is a serious issue, stop anti homeless infrastructure preventing homeless people staying in safer areas of the city centers, rough sleeping is already hard enough with the government making it harder and more dangerous!
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  • Provide legislation to end unnecessary evictions
    Unnecessary evictions are the number 1 cause of homelessness, end this practice and reduce the homeless issue.
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  • New start ups and self employed
    People who are prepared to strive to set up their own business. Paid taxes for many years, perhaps never claimed anything during their life should be given the same consideration and support as other workers. They should not be left with no support to pay loans and other living expenses taken to start their business. My son is shielded (heart transplant) he and his partner had to move in with us before lockdown and has had no support other than using all of our savings - oh yes (Universal Credit - £73 a week) which is still not forthcoming. As pensioners it should not be solely the responsibility of us as parents to use all of our hard earned savings when millions of others are receiving government support!!!
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  • Fulfil the 2020 Domestic Abuse Bill!
    Granting new secure tenancy’s to social tenants with assured tenancies and providing support to victims of domestic abuse by placing them in safe accommodation is the least Leeds City Council can do to uphold women's housing rights. Ensuring that women have access to safe housing is a RIGHT and makes sure women can avoid becoming homeless.
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