• Get a barrier around the river severn in Shrewsbury! (Especially by the weir)
    Too many lives are taken from them accidentally falling into the river. Many men think that they are capable to walk home from going out in town by themselves and walk along the because it is quicker for them. We NEED these safely measures so young people don’t fall in. In the past six years there have been 94 cases of people falling into the water in Shrewsbury, which resulted in 23 deaths, of which nine were accidental.
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    Created by Roxanne Everett
  • Save The London Travel Card
    Because the cost of travel in London for people would rocket, at a time when bills are already going through the roof.
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    Created by John Scott-Morgan
  • A lift for Silk Street
    The Jazz department at Guildhall School of Music and Drama isn't accessible to students or teachers with disabilities. Right now they have to either travel through an access area where the bins are stored and cross a busy road into a parking garage, or climb up and down a steep set of concrete steps. Education is our most important possession in life. We should all be able to access it, but at Silk Street site students can't access the facilities
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    Created by Kate bygrave
  • Ban Flying Rings
    These can kill seals and are regularly found entangling seal's necks around the UK.
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    Created by Emma Sturman
  • Make Cross-in-Hand Junction safer
    I write with serious concern for local people who have for many years had to negotiate the junction of the A267 and B2102 at Cross In Hand. I can remember all the changes to the junction which have been made over the years to try and solve the problem of accidents occurring when traffic is trying to exit from the Lewes Road, vehicles turning right or left onto it from the A267 as well as vehicles traveling past the junction. Let us not forget either, pedestrians trying to cross the A267 to get to the bus stop or indeed the garage. I am also aware of people who regularly cycle this route and have many near misses where drivers have lost patience with trying to get out of this junction and egressing from the Esso Garage too. Other near misses are when the bus tries to pull out of the layby and when vehicles are exiting the garage and have nearly had collisions even if the bus is not in the layby because visibility from this junction is not good as the bend is sharp enough that even at 40MPH vehicles coming from the right, must brake hard on many occasions to avoid an accident. I dare to say that in my opinion, as a proficient driver, the changes that have been made have not worked and although this has been looked into for many years, enough is enough, especially after the death of the pedestrian on Tuesday 22nd March. Something needs to be done urgently before other families are bereaved. This has hit the whole community badly many people are upset. Clearly, something could be done to help prevent this. How many more lives must be lost before action is taken? Even one life lost is too many! This is an important campaign to help save the lives of drivers and pedestrians who use this major trunk road.
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    Created by Lesley Dann
  • Make Hoarding Support Safe for People who Hoard (In Line with the CareAct2014)
    Hoarding Specific Support Teams Needed Across the UK Housing officers need better training or even specialist support teams to deal with hoarders – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. From environmental health and fire risks to dealing with often complex mental health needs, a new study reveals the challenges faced by housing officers supporting people who hoard. At present there is no established national guidance for managing hoarding behaviours. The research team recommend that housing officers are given better training – particularly to deal with hoarders with mental health disorders and underlying trauma – and that specialist teams could help hoarders reduce their clutter. Lead researcher Dr Sarah Hanson, from UEA’s School of Health Sciences, said: “People who have a hoarding disorder have trouble throwing things away, they collect and accumulate belongings, and their living spaces become very unmanageable. It’s hard to know how many of us are hoarders because it’s so stigmatised and people with the disorder are likely to feel embarrassed or ashamed. But it’s thought that about two per cent of the adult population are affected. Hoarding behaviours are associated with a higher rate of healthcare utilization, chronic and severe medical concerns, a higher rate of mental health service use and housing insecurity due to the threat of eviction. As well as affecting the individual’s health and wellbeing, hoarding often affects relationships and family life. It can also cause a significant fire and environmental health risks and a significant economic burden to housing providers and emergency services. Working with hoarders presents many challenges to housing providers, who need to balance the care of their properties with the care of their tenants. Dealing with the results of hoarding can be traumatising for the person who hoards and the hoarding behaviours usually re-occur. We wanted to find out more about the nature and extent of hoarding, about the challenges faced by housing officers, and how they could be better equipped to deal with hoarders.” The research team worked with housing officers from Norwich City Council and developed a database for the officers to log hoarding cases. A total of 38 cases were recorded between May and August 2021 and each was assigned a clutter rating. Other information – such as the vulnerability of the tenant, safeguarding issues, referrals to other agencies, tenancy duration, and environmental health and fire risks – was also logged. The research team found that the majority of hoarders lived alone (87%) and almost half (47%) had a known vulnerability or disability. Around 60% of cases lived in flats and just over a third (34%) posed an environmental health or fire risk. Dr Hanson said: “We interviewed 11 housing officers and they were each working with up to 10 problematic hoarders. The officers felt very conflicted about how to best protect the property, whilst acting in the best interests of the tenant and their mental health issues and vulnerabilities. We found that hoarding often presented alongside other support needs, for example substance misuse, trauma, and depression. But housing officers are not mental-health trained so many of the problems they’re dealing with go beyond the boundaries of their role and expertise. Overall, we found that housing staff are very committed to finding person-centred solutions. But building relationships and finding solutions to manage hoarding to levels that are safe and acceptable to the tenant, the property and neighbours is very time-consuming. Housing officers need long-term, ongoing support and specialist training to manage hoarding cases, but this is often challenged by other demands of the job, which are often emergency situations. It’s really important that housing officers should have stronger links with mental health providers be able to refer hoarders for further support packages. Managing hoarding cases is emotionally demanding for staff, and they may require additional support themselves,” she added. “Our research shows that there needs to be a greater focus on a holistic and community-based approach to hoarding cases. Training up dedicated hoarding teams or ‘hoarding champions’ to manage cases of hoarding could work really well,” she added. Rachel Omori, Independent Living Manager at Norwich City Council, said: “This collaboration with UEA helped us raise the profile of tenants with complex self-neglect and hoarding behaviours and explore more deeply how we might best support tenants and staff. Staff welcomed the opportunity to share their experiences with the researchers who were independent from the council and were comfortable to share how they felt about working alongside people with very entrenched behaviours alongside their other day to day work. The research highlighted a number of issues which we will explore further via an action plan. This includes a more systematic approach to data collection, holding regular workshops to share good practice, implementing a trauma informed approach with a special training programme, reviewing our internal process and guidance, assessing the prevalence of cases across the county, and exploring approaches to case management.” Council tenancies and hoarding behaviours: A study with a large social landlord in England is published in’ the journal Health and Social Care in the Community on March 21, 2022.
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    Created by Megan Karnes
  • Save outdoor seating Penarth Esplanade
    Penarth Esplanade used to be the heart of Penarth, however the Vale of Glamorgan Council seem to want to do anything they can to destroy it and put people off visiting. The outdoor seating area was a welcome addition to the Esplanade so it is now disappointing to see that the license for this to continue has not been renewed all for the sake of 13 parking spaces. Considering there is a big push to get to net zero this is hardly discouraging people to drive and shows a lack of commitment from the Vale of Glamorgan Council to achieve this. Please sign this petition to try and get the Vale of Glamorgan Council to hear our voice and reconsider their decision. We all want to do our part to contribute to reaching net zero so therefore do not see how the Vale of Glamorgan Council can prioritise car parking spaces (therefore encouraging people to drive over supporting local businesses)
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    Created by Jemma Angove
  • Take Scotland out of the Oscars goodie bag
    Firstly, the offer of meaningful titles is false, as land reform campaigner Andy Wightman has outlined. Secondly, it's a wounding insult for all Scots to see parts of our land traded like trinkets. For centuries, Scots have had almost no chance to own our own land thanks to clearances, absentee owners, and sky-high land prices. Actually not much has changed. It's why the Highlands are so full of empty glens - not people. Scotland is one of the last places in Europe where land can be bought and sold on a whim with no questions asked. As a result a tiny number of people own the land - fewer today than in 1872. This storm in a Goodie Bag reminds Scots why land reform is urgent and necessary - to turn the ownership of our beautiful country into the shared responsibility of Scots, not a trinket to be traded by strangers.
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    Created by Lesley Riddoch
  • Bike scooter shed
    Keep our kids fit and healthy. They promote a mile a day in school so why not promote scooting or bike riding to and from school?
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    Created by Joanne Fleet
  • Stop Domestic Abuse
    To make this possible, we are going to create a petition. Once this petition reaches 100,000 signatures the government are obliged to take our campaign to be discussed in parliament.
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    Created by Phoebe Drake
  • A pay rise for our Carers
    For help and support for the wonderful carers in our community!
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    Created by Elaine Costigan
    Customers are being penalised simply for having an electricity supply.
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    Created by JOHN DUTTON