• Social groups for autistic adults in Scotland
    Adults with autism and ASD find it very difficult to maintain friendships in mainstream society. We rely on public funding to make this possible but right now because our funding pot is dry we are relying on a membership model to maintain the running of our social groups. We shouldn't have to resort to this drastic measure but we have no choice. I personally have ASD, which means me and my fellow service users can find making sense of the world around us difficult at times. We're all on different levels of the spectrum so our difficulties vary from person to person. Autism is neurological and lifelong. It affects girls as well as boys, but goes undiagnosed in girls most of the time because they hide it better. It is a developmental disability that starts in early childhood and continues throughout adult life. My Social Programmes Manager is Sandra Buckley and she cares about her service users and their right to socialise within a secure group setting. We need on average £50,000 or more to keep our social groups running in their current format and possibly fund short breaks as well as other events. If we can get as many as 40,000 signatures to persuade Nicola Sturgeon to put my request into action I believe my petition will pay off. Even if we get less than 40,000 I would still be very grateful for this amazing effort. Just help me get as many signatures as possible. Our Glasgow office is at Central Chambers, 1st floor, 109 Hope Street. Thank you very much.
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  • personal independent payment
    Just think the government and Department of Work and Pensions need to know what they are doing to genuine disabled people feel as though we are being tied with the con artist and fiddlers of the system. He dosen't want to be disabled, he has worked but now I have to come to terms he can't. And the people who interview you are not medical nurses doctors or anything of the sort they as questions tick boxes. Hows that getting a true picture - it's affecting families financially causing stress, making people more ill than they were before and they don't care
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  • Stop rip off loan companies
    The poor, needy and vulnerable need help, not to be ripped off by companies charging extortionate Apr Rates, the maximum allowed should be a maximum of 50% not over 100% or more like some loan companies are charging people, the government need to do something about these modern day loan sharks ripping people off with obscene aprs of well over 100%
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    Created by Terry Winstanley
  • For social cause
    Please add more Transportation for Employee so they can
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  • European Parliament not Brussels
    The language appeals to xenophobes and irrational nationalists. The city of Brussels is itself not politically involved. The BBC should set the standard and not seek to inflame opinion by giving the false impression that another country is passing laws above our own. They are passed by something we are members of which seeks to establish common democratic standards. This is not a minor grammatical mistake, it is part of a systematic bias, a poor habit and poor journalism.
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  • Do not remove the second fire engine from Oakham Fire Station
    If you are not aware, the decision has been made to remove the second fire engine and retained Firefighters from Oakham Fire Station on the 31/03/16. Removing the second fire engine and retained Firefighters from Oakham Fire Station will mean slower response times to emergencies, which will have a significant impact, putting life and property at greater risk in Rutland and surrounding areas. There is also a very high likelihood of the Heavy Rescue Unit (HRU) also crewed by Oakham retained Firefighters and used for incidents involving larger vehicles also being removed. You may be aware that Uppingham are now recruiting retained Firefighters…..! This is because they are under crewed and struggle to keep their fire engine “on the run” (available for calls). If the second fire engine at Oakham is removed, the fire engine at Uppingham in most cases will be the fire engine to cover Oakham when the first fire engine (Oakham’s first fire engine) is on a call. When Uppingham are not available it could be a fire engine from Melton or Leicester covering. We all understand that money has to be saved, but removing front line services in not the way. We all pay our council tax with a proportion of it going to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority (check your council tax demand notice for details). We do not mind paying this as we all feel that if we are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident or a fire, with rapid response from the fire service hopefully the outcome will not be too severe. If the removal of the second fire engine goes ahead leaving a greatly reduced service, putting life and property at greater risk in Rutland and surrounding areas, do you think we will then be getting a discount in our council tax to reflect the change…? I doubt this very much, so we would be paying the same for a greatly reduced service. We cannot let this happen, we need to keep all the people of Rutland and surrounding areas as safe as possible and respond to emergencies as quick as possible. This will be your last chance to make your opinion count; I fear that if the second fire engine is removed there will be no chance of it returning. Please sign the petition.
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  • Reduce speeding around the town of March.
    The speeding that occurs around March on a regular basis,is criminal,dangerous,selfish,and ignorant.I ask the council to acknowledge this,as they have denied it recently,despite several examples,complaints,etc. And a major accident on Norwood Road. Do we want a loss of a life before something is done? I suggest this may happen if the council, Mr.Barclay, or the Police ,do not act.
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    Created by Mark Avery
  • Free prescriptions for transplant patients
    Right now, thanks to the selfless sacrifice of others, people all over the world every day at this very second are undergoing an organ transplant to save their lives but this is only part of a life long battle to stay alive. If you are one of those lucky enough to survive the transplant and the recovery period (which includes avoiding a number of complications, battling to prevent rejection, and in some cases hoping the disease doesn't take hold). In order to survive transplant patients have to take a variety of anti-rejection drugs every single day, drugs that they will take until the day they die. Transplant patients have no choice but to take the medication, without it they die. I know this because I am one of those transplant patients. After fighting through a period of ill health I recently felt well enough to get on with my life and I started work. The excitement of a new job was short lived when I found I had to start paying high prescription charges for the very medication I need to prevent my body from rejecting my transplant organ. I do not have a choice over taking this medication, it is literally life or death. I contacted my local MP and sent a letter to the Department for Health. The reply I received was simple: The medical exemption list was put together in 1968 and there are no plans to review this list. To me this is wrong. In 1968 there was no where near the amount of transplants as there are today and by not reviewing the list the Government are saying they do not care that people are forced to pay for life dependent medication. This is not good enough. In 2008 the Government promised to make prescriptions free for all those with long-term conditions in the coming years, however this has been scrapped by the current Government. However with enough signatures we can get the issue back on the agenda and make politicians answer to why they think it fair that transplant patients (who did not ask to be ill) pay prescription charges for life in order to survive.
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  • Reclassify what constitutes an affordable new home.
    The government's promise to provide greater numbers of "affordable housing" sounds good, the problem is that these homes are just not affordable to most people wishing to purchase their first home. Re-defining "affordable housing" to housing that can actually be afforded by families earning the national living wage would mean that these homes that the government has legislated could be bought by families who are currently priced out of ever buying their first home. With the erosion of social housing a growing problem, and for families not fortunate enough to have higher incomes and large deposits, many new and young families in particular are at the mercy of profiteering private landlords. Keeping the current requirements for affordable housing by developers, but making it realistically affordable, might start to address this problem.
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    Created by Dominic Miles-Shenton
  • cameron flouting the laws of the land
    The hunting act was passed in 2005 by a majority in Parliament. This law is regularly being broken and the law enforcers/government appear not to be acting to stop this. No hunt has been brought to court having been caught breaking the hunting act law. The police forces in these hunting area, seem to ignore the illegal activities of fox hunters. many illegal acts are caught on video, and yet cases bought before the courts thus far have been by private individuals ie RSPCA/LACS rather than law enforcement officers. Cameron is the Prime Minister of this country and should be seen to enforce these laws, instead of encouraging them. He is a well known fox hunter/supporter himself. There are many comments on Facebook regarding this issue, as the public dont understand why weekly we are learning about yet another illegal hunt, resulting in the death of a wild animal.
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  • Make Honours independent of the Prime Minister
    Every year we have a tawdry process of the Prime Minister using honours for influence and to reward friends and donors to their party. Celebrating people who do important work for others in public service, the business/charity sectors and popular figures in the arts, sport and media is important and the main purpose of having an honours system. Political interference devalues the reason for having honours. There is no reason why an independent committee could not ensure appropriate balance in the awarding of peerages where the recipient has a declared political allegiance.
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    Created by Martin McCrea
  • Social Housing in Stratford East London
    By upgrading the mostly unused tower blocks this would increase the social and key worker housing stock. The Carpenters Estate has a Tower Block and houses left empty for year in an area with no key workers homes or social housing. The Tower Block was considered unsafe but was used by the BBC during the Olympics and is still empty now. Newham Council's motto is " live work stay" but the reality is quite different We need homes for the people of newham not just empty tower blocks sold to overseas investors.
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