This is just a quick post which will be asking you to help me, so i, among others, can help those who really need it, so please be patient while i rattle on, it really is essential that we help as many people as possible and none of this can be done without your help.
First on the list is one that you may have already heard of. The WOW Petition. This petition is calling for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of all cuts and changes affecting sick & disabled people, their families and carers, and a free vote on repeal of the Welfare Reform Act. Basically, this petition is asking the government to look into how exactly the new Welfare Bill is affecting disabled people and those around them, this includes the ever increasing rate of suicides in this country. Please help us by signing the petition at www.wowpetition.com.
Secondly, related to WOW Petition, and something very few people have heard of, but when completed, will automatically launch itself, spreading awareness of the petition to over a quarter of a million people. This is called the WOW Thunderclap. All you have to do is go to https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/1066-wowpetition-com and click on "support with Facebook/Twitter. Supporting on both will count as 2 claps, and we only need less than 30 claps with only 3 days left to get them.
Thirdly, again related to WOW Petition, on BBC1 tonight (Monday Jan 28) there is a Panorama program called "The Great Disability Scam?" which looks at how companies are getting rich by forcing disabled people into unpaid work. With this in mind, we invite you to join us on Twitter this Thursday (31st Jan) on #WOWhour to discuss the program, how it affects you and any advice that we can give and suggestions for the petition that can help us, among other things.
Last, but by no means least. DLA is soon to be replaced by PIP and this will mean that there are stricter criteria for people claiming the benefit and will this lead to over 160,000 disabled people losing their high rate of mobility, thus having their Motability car removed, leaving them house bound. With this in mind, i have started a car review site, reviewing cars based around those with mobility issues, for when these people decide to buy a car for themselves. Currently i am working with Toyota and Hyundai and will be working with other manufacturer as the year(s) go on. This is all well and good, reviewing brand new cars, but many of these people will not able to afford brand new cars. That is where you come in. If you have mobility issues and drive a car, i am asking for volunteers to review their own car for my site. Please feel free to take a look at the site www.carreview4u.co.uk. If you are interested in reviewing you car for me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i will let you know what kind of information i am looking for.
Many thanks for reading this blog post, it is very much appreciated and i hope you can help in any way you can. On a brief but slightly different note, i'd just like to wave hello at the several Governmental and Shadow Governmental departments who are following this blog. It really is nice to know that we are making you sweat under the collar. I can promise you, there will be more to come!
Many thanks again guys.
Monday, 7 January 2013
As many of you are aware, and many of you also won't be, we are running an e-petition against the Welfare Reform, in particular, those against the sick and disabled. We are calling for Cumulative Impact Assessment on all cuts and changes that the Government has made that affect sick and disabled people, particularly the WCA (Work Capability Assessment) and the Governments contracts with french IT firm ATOS, who run the assessments.
We have already had an overwhelming response from the public about this, will currently over 12,000 signatures in a matter of weeks, but we need your help to sign and spread the word of this petition to as many people as you possibly can.
Since we have gone over the 10,000 signature threshold, the Government, in particular the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) has to comment and recognise the petition formally in the near future, by commenting on the petition itself, however, for this topic, and the petition to make it to the House of Commons, we need 100,000 signatures by this coming December.
On top of this blog post, i have posted a tab which will take you straight the WOW Petition homepage, where you can sign and use the Twitter and Facebook links to share it with your friends. But please, we also need you to post to people who you may not even know, but who your friends know. You can track our progress for the petition by visiting http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/
So please, i ask you to help us. This will help a great many number of innocent and vulnerable people in our society. Where possible, could you please leave a quick comment on this blog, just so i know how many signatures peoples blogs are helping to get. Unfortunately, with the nature of this petition, it will only work for those who are residents of the UK.
I thank you all for signing and helping and i know that your efforts will not be in vein.