• Free school meal vouchers in school holidays
    Because low income family's struggle feeding kids at home in school holidays the children definitely eat a lot more while at home.
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    Created by Jessica Khan
  • To get Common law partners recognised in law
    Common law partners can lose everything unless a will is drawn up. They are also not recognised as being the next of kin regardless of how long the have lived together. People have lost their homes when a partner has died rendering them homeless. I wanted to raise this as an issue that is being ignored at the moment because people are concentrating on the number of deaths from Covid 19. I have heard numerous announcements of a partner or a partner and children being left when a loved one dies. If a partner dies intestate then their partner gets nothing and that can be devastating particularly if the deceased owned the family home. All assets would go to the next of kin, child, parent and so on leaving the partner who shared their lives with no rights at all. We are living in the 21st century and we have antiquated laws that do not acknowledge common law partners Last year my husband was asked to be executor of a will the amount involved was anything from £1000000 to £3000000 to be left to his partner of 50 years if she survived him or to Newnham ladies college Cambridge. Unfortunately he died before his will could be drawn up leaving his partner with nothing. A family member lost her partner a few weeks ago. She knew something was wrong because he didn't phone when he said he would. The police refused to give her any information because they were not married. She had to contact his son to try and get information that she received 6 hours later. She has not been allowed to see him because the person claiming to be next of kin wouldn't allow her to. Within 24 hours they were collecting his belongings some jointly owned and have been disposing them. They have also been given wages owed plus death in service payments. They want all his belongings from the property they have shared for 16+ years. It is a truly appalling situation. Weddings are not taking place because of lockdown and have those involved have probably not thought about leaving a will and more importantly don't have the next of kin status. Many have shared their lives and homes for many years. It is time the law was changed to identify common law partners in law in the same capacity as those who are married.  Losing a partner is hard enough without losing your home and identity of being in a partnership. I hope that you are able to help highlight this problem and in turn help to get the law changed as a matter of urgency. Our own Prime Minister currently has a common law partner and she should also be protected in law. I need your help to get the law change urgently to prevent families being affected by Covid 19 from losing not only a loved one but their home and their identity of being a partner.
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    Created by Elain Chivers
  • Review the Welfare State
    The Beveridge Report of 1942 was conceived at a time of crisis; the Second World War was at its height, and revealed huge gaps in social welfare and health care. The Report led directly to the creation of the Britain's most comprehensive National Health Service, accompanied by educational reform and social care, creating the welfare state that was envied throughout the world. Time has not been kind. The Covid-19 crisis has opened up enormous fissures in a comprehensive, inclusive and wrap-around system of care for all groups, individuals and families; it seems that the "cradle to grave" spirit and intent of Beveridge. has been lost or forgotten, and the welfare state is now in need of an urgent, comprehensive and all encomapssing reset.
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    Created by Laurie Rosenberg
  • Save B&M and also the car park
    The reason why B&M is very important to Clevedon and also the car park is that a lot of people use them. If we lose the car park it will be a great big loss there is limited parking around the area as it is and also so we need B&M they sell a lot of things that we need without this store would have to go to either Weston or Bristol so we must try and save B&M and the car park and also we must save being m staff from losing their jobs
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    Created by Lorraine Robinson
  • Remove Matthew Hancock from his position of Secretary of State for Health and Social care.
    Matthew Hancock has not helped to protect the NHS as he is there to do. He has accused the NHS staff of overusing PPE which is atrocious and is now refusing to apologise for this blunder! The NHS staff as well as many other frontline services are not over using PPE, they are not being provided with enough PPE for the demand and even at best it is likely ineffective PPE putting those that are needed most at risk! Our Prime Minister has just got out of hospital and is very thankful to the staff for helping him. He can prove his gratefulness by looking at what the Secretary of State for Health and Social care is saying to those in health and social care regarding PPE and do something about it. We need these people more than ever and they are all being put at risk because of him! Let's do something about this now!
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    Created by Nadine Pollard
  • Allow refugee children to join their relatives in the UK
    Because Coronavirus will overtake the camps. Not taking action means the virus will mutate. Not taking action when we can means people will die through no fault of their own. Do not murder these children.
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    Created by Janet de Vigne
  • We demand full PPE for all staff, regardless of their environment
    Healthcare staff are becoming extremely sick and some are dying because they don't have access to full PPE. Staff are being bullied by the hierarchy and are not being allocated to use PPE to the level whereby the feel safe . This goes against NMC and HCPC codes of conduct
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    Created by Kay Perry
  • Frontline Remembrance Day
    So that we don't forget the those died knowing they were going in harms way to serve the Public.
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    Created by Brian Hancock
  • Spiritual support for those dying from Covid19
    We hear the sad stories of people whose loved ones died alone in hospital due to the strict policy which prevents visitors, family members or friends to be with the sick person. We also hear that nurses are doing their best to stay with someone who is dying but they also have to respond to other calls for care. We also know, both anecdotally but from research evidence, that very ill people and those dying find comfort from a prayer, or just the presence of someone who can hold their hand and be with them as they take their last breaths. This is a regular compassionate practice in hospices and they, as well as all hospitals have links with spiritual leaders whom they call upon as needed. In the current unprecedented times, we need to harness the spiritual resources we have and organise them in order to be an essential part of all healthcare teams and to be present, in their PPE, at all times. This compassionate approach to so many deaths will provide comfort not only to patients but to their loved ones and the health workers.
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    Created by Irena Papadopoulos
  • A voice for prisoners & families
    The government ordered lockdown on the 24th March 2020 to stem the outbreak of Covid-19. Since then, the impact on prisoners and their families has become a cause for concern. Government guidance on social distancing, self isolating and other hygiene procedures is being applied to prisons [1]. But there is opportunity for a virus to enter into a prison and for it to also re-enter into the public. This could result in prisoners and prison staff becoming ill, which means the care of duty may be compromised. Once Covid-19 enters a prison it may spread due to the dense conditions inside the prisons [2] - it is more challenging to apply social distancing measures in confined spaces, like prisons. Covid-19 may be more difficult to control in prison environments. It’s important that prisoners receive support with government guidance, such as, on the symptoms of the virus, so they know when they need to contact medical staff. Many prisoners, like the wider population, have health conditions putting them in to the vulnerable category. Medical staff are stretched at the best of times and mental health of both staff and prisoners may suffer. Since the recent lock down all prison visits have been suspended. While completely necessary, this means the only way prisoners can have contact with the ones they love are on the phone or through letters. Provisions have not been put in place to keep family connections, for example, extra phones but as yet, nothing has happened. There are many campaigns about releasing unconvicted prisoners on remand to help reduce the dense populations in prisons. I agree with these campaigners as my loved one is one of them. These men and women are, as the law states, “Innocent until proven guilty”. The media is filled with concern, closing schools, cancelling sporting events etc. but little has been said about the most vulnerable sectors of our population, the people in our prisons. These men and women are forgotten about. When will someone see the importance for prisoners to be able to keep up with family bonds. Prisoners aren’t just a number on a spread sheet or a figure of statistic, they are human beings just like you and I . [1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-prisons-and-other-prescribed-places-of-detention-guidance/covid-19-prisons-and-other-prescribed-places-of-detention-guidance [2] https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/07/coronavirus-thrive-british-jails-prisoners-face-death-sentence
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    Created by Claire Forth
  • Immediate Provision of appropriate PPE to all healthcare professionals
    We have already lost three precious senior colleagues including a GP, a Transplant Surgeon and an ENT colleague. A Medscape survey last week revealed 72% of doctors did not have access to PPE, 85% of those who had supply, were inappropriate, many had improperly fitting masks, and 72% of hospitals did not have access to Antigen tests. According to the 'Doctors' Association UK, there is increasing disconfort amonst progfessionals and they feel complelled to leave the profession(https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/24/doctors-threaten-to-quit-over-protective-equipment-shortage) A vast majority of GPs, including many of my colleagues are working with a basic plastic apron with no long sleeves and a paper surgical mask working in the front line, and many clinical specialities classed as low risk do not have sufficient or any protection provided as recommended by Public Health, England. Despite Government's reassurance abut supply of PPE, it is still not reaching the front line.(https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-nhs-uk-doctors-gagged-england-a9433171.html) Healthcare professionals with inadequate protection feel like 'Lambs' whisked towards a slaughter house, and there is increasing discomfort in doing their jobs. We request you to ensure adequate and appropriate PPE supply to all healthcare professionals with immediate effect,we can not afford to lose any more NHS staff due to inadequate protection at work.
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    Created by Kishor K Tewary
  • Fair pay for OVs and MHIs contracted to the FSA
    All of us risk our health in order to keep the meat on the shelves and we deserve fair conditions.
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    Created by Aleksandra Sekueva