Another important petition

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by Shaky, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Shaky

    Shaky Registered User

    May 10, 2004
    36
    Dudley, West Midlands
    The new petition has now been accepted on the No. 10 website.

    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Continuing-Care/

    It reads as follows:

    We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Fully fund long term care for our sick and elderly under the 1946 National Health Service Act and the 'Coughlan' Judgement in the Court of Appeal 1999.

    More Details:

    The Core Principles of the NHS can be summed up as follows: To provide care which is free at the point of need, meets the needs of everyone and is based on a patient's clinical need not their ability to pay.

    Tony Blair said at the Labour Party Conference in 1997 that he didn't want his children brought up in a country where pensioners had to sell their homes to pay for long term care.

    Since then approx 700,000 homes have been sold to pay for care.

    This applies to sick people of all ages. These people have paid taxes and national insurance all their lives, then suddenly they get taxed again when they become ill by funding their own long term care. What an absolute disgrace!!!!!

    IF YOU HAVE AN ILLNESS OR DISABILITY YOU ARE ENTITLED TO FULLY FUNDED NHS CONTINUING HEALTH CARE UNDER THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE ACT 1946.

    PLEASE SIGN UP.

    Shaky / Stephen Johnson

    http://www.fightthebureaucracy.co.uk/forum
     
  2. Helena

    Helena Registered User

    May 24, 2006
    715
    Hi Stephen

    Delighted to see the petition has been accepted onto No 10 website I hope its deluged with signatures because Tony and Co need their noses rubbed in the dirt they alone created
     
  3. Helena

    Helena Registered User

    May 24, 2006
    715
    Hi Stephen

    Delighted to see the petition has been accepted onto No 10 website I hope its deluged with signatures because Tony and Co need their noses rubbed in the dirt they alone created
     
  4. cynron

    cynron Registered User

    Sep 26, 2005
    429
    east sussex
    signed up

    thanks SHAKEY FOR LETTING US KNOW I HAVE SIGNED.

    Cynron x x
     
  5. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    signed.........
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,656
    Kent
    Years ago, when I was helping in a campaign to save a Special School from closure, the political parties who weren`t in office were more than willing to sign our petition.
    Other willing signatories were people who had never heard of the school, had no connection with the school, nor were they aware of the related issues.
    It was suggested that anyone can get signatures on petitions, and petitions in themselves are worthless and ineffective.
    I would be interested to hear of any success stories, where petitions have been known to save the day.
     
  7. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    Hi Shaky,

    Both my wife and I have signed this. Lets hope many more do the same.


    Best Wishes

    Ken
     
  8. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Thanks for alwerting us....have signed of course now.
     
  9. said

    said Registered User

    Jul 4, 2006
    643
    London
    Hi

    We have added a link to this petition from the Alzheimer's Society website.

    Hope it helps.

    Said
    Website Manager
     
  10. Shaky

    Shaky Registered User

    May 10, 2004
    36
    Dudley, West Midlands
    All for One, One for ALL

    Thanks, it's strength in numbers!
     
  11. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
  12. Shaky

    Shaky Registered User

    May 10, 2004
    36
    Dudley, West Midlands
    Thanks

    Thanks Brenda, I would urge all members of this website to send the petition link to your friends and family via your own email address book - it will force the Government to at least comment on it to us all personally and if we get enough signatures perhaps some of this will be picked up by the media - it's all about awareness. - Remembers as far as PCTs and LAs are concerned, dealing with families of dementia 'Ignorance is THEIR bliss'.
     
  13. Natashalou

    Natashalou Registered User

    Mar 22, 2007
    426
    london
    Nudging

    this to the top again as a recent sign up I found it by chance. i own several websites and I am placing links to the petition on them all as well as sending it to my email addy book. I shall also get my sons to spread the word at work and college.
     

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