Petitions of Interest for Signing

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Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby MCT » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:59 pm

I've just gone through the epetitions.direct.gov.uk site looking for any petitions which may be relevant for signing by Forum Members,
I found these current E-Petitions listed under the DWP section:

DWP to recognise fibromyalgia as a real disability http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/12627

It's time the DWP recognised Fibromyalgia (FM) as a genuine disability. The impact this chronic condition has on the sufferer's life is enormous and for too long we have had to suffer in silence as a forgotten minority. The DWP does not yet acknowledge this as one of their 'listed' conditions for the application for DLA, and their medical test does not allow for the many debilitating symptoms of this severe condition. . FM reduces a person's ability to function physically and cognitively and as a consequence work life suffers to the point where sufferers lose their jobs and are unable to support themselves or their families. The government must now take action to help FM sufferers by getting the DWP to recognise this condition and adapting their assessment methods accordingly so those affected by FM can live with dignity and receive the support that is currently lacking

Save DLA http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/2177

DLA is the least defrauded benefit/allowance in the system. The replacement for DLA (P.I.P) is not 'fit for purpose' and merely an attempt to cut the benefit bill at the expense of the most vulnerable is society. Save DLA and scrap P.I.P

Stop unfair re-assessments for disabled people http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/9834

Stop the unfair and cruel re-assessments via ATOS for disabled people currently on Incapacity Benefit. ESA is a flawed benefit, and puts terrible pressure and stress on vulnerable people, putting people who cannot work on lesser benefits and applying sanctions. Let disabled people decide for themselves if they can work, they and their carers know best.

ATOS assessments http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/5828

We are concerned by reports of a high number of genuinely ill and disabled people, including those who are terminally ill, wrongly being declared fit for work by ATOS medical assessors. These errors cause hardship and distress to some of the most vulnerable members of society and cost the tax payer large sums in appeals. We therefore petition the government to look into the process of these medical assessments and ensure that the necessary changes are made to create a fair system that protects the sick and disabled.

Stop using Atos and private profit driven companies to assess the disability and health of benefit claimants. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/1191

For the chronically sick and disabled, the current system of assessment is inadequate and makes many peoples conditions worse and causes undue stress and upset. I, as a person with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, would ask the government to stop using Atos, who are driven by profit. This obviously creates a conflict of interest. To once again rely on specialist evidence from doctors and consultants as opposed to tick box evidence from non specialist privately employed individuals.

Stop the changes to DLA (disablity living allowance) http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/8674

Stop the stressful benefit tests to those claimants on DLA (disability living allowance), ESA (employment and support allowance) and for current incapacity claiments and for alll those claiments on passport benefits relating to incapcity benefit. Changes have already been made after the independent Harrington review last year, which concluded the tests were not working as well as they should and needed to be made fairer and more effective. The report noted the "high rate of appeals" against findings, and said that cases overturned by "first tier" appeals between October 2008 and August 2009 were "consistently around 40%".

Stop the vilifying of the disabled http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/660

We the public call on Mr Cameron and his central Government to stop vilifying the disabled and using derogatory remarks such as benefit cheat and/or Scrounger. We call on this Government to be mindful of the damage these and other such words can do to the disabled, and many of which feel hatred is being incited agaist them, and indeed the general public do pick up on these remarks and use them in the street. It is also most unfair to use such terms against a population that in the main want to work and many do just that. We call on this Government and the Media to backtrack on such dispicable remarks and publish a front page appology to those that have been so cruelly treated by such remarks. Only that will restore the trust that this Government has lost in such a short space of time amoungst the disabled population.

Extend the Winter Fuel Allowance to those classed as 'severely disabled' and receiving 'care' component of DLA, of 'working' age. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/994

Currently, the most severely disabled people in the country, of 'working' age, receive NO Winter Fuel Allowance. I propose EXTENDING the WFA to those below retirement age, who are officially classed as 'severely disabled' by the DWP (or those in receipt of Severe Disablement Allowance) and also receiving the 'care' component at lower or higher rate of DLA. Disabled people always need to spend more on fuel...but the most severely disabled are often housebound and are surely the most needy and deserving of some extra financial assistance.

DISABLITY LIVING ALLOWANCE - Overhaul the system to make it fairer. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/3909

The current system uses the same limited claim form, doctors’ information request and medical assessment form regardless of the disability/ illness of the person claiming. These “one size fits all” forms are not fit for purpose and, it seems, do not provide a full and true picture of a claimants condition(s) so it can be correctly assessed. This may be one reason for the high percentage of successful appeals we have heard of lately. A person entitled to this help has enough to cope with without having to “fight” for what is rightfully theirs. The assessment physical tasks which take only a few minutes in total cannot accurately determine a person’s abilities. Too many of those who desperately need DLA are being turned down. Are we prepared to see these people neglected? Are we going to let the small amount of bogus claimants stop us from caring for those who are suffering? I say NO and I hope you do too. Please sign. Every name counts.

ATOS conflict of interests http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/6389
To stop ATOS or any other company from working for both an employer and the DWP in the assessment of illness and disabilities, as in my opinion, there has to be a conflict of interests in a company assessing for both the employer and the DWP.

Replacement of DLA with PIP http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/890

Review the proposed replacement of DLA with PIP. Measuring disabilties with an arbartiary point system does not reflect the true nature of disabilities. The DWP should take more notice of medical professionals who are treating disabled people. The new changes are going to cost the Tax Payer more money and cause more stress to the vulnerable of society at a time of great financial strain. The Govenment should make sure the most vulnerable are always protected with each benefit change.

Disabled people under consultant care assessed by their medical personnel
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/8388

The undersigned feel that if a Disabled person is under the care of a Senior doctor / specialist or consultant, it should be that medical expert who knows the patient and is fully aware of how that persons disabillity affects the abillity of the sufferer should be the one to assess the patient with regards to benifits. At present all claimants see an ATOS 'doctor' who most of the time does not even consider the medical evidence and is expected to make life changing decisions on the basis of a 5 minete meeting. This would also help weed out alot of bogus claims as the claimant would not have medical backing for their claim

Chronic Pain as a discriptor for ESA http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/14841

People suffering proven chronic pain would find it difficult to work on many levels. Pain, lack of sleep, aggression, tiredness due to pain killers, mobility. This group should be put in the support group when being evaluated for ESA.


These were the positive petitions regarding DLA - there are some negative ones on there that I'm surprised have been allowed.

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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby denys » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:44 pm

Flipping heck how many petitions have you found, will go through them and sign
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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby Ldyalb » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:45 am

I am very impressed :) just opened them all up to sign!

I think we should maybe link to this topic in 'Living With Fibromyalgia' as it gets the most traffic. This section isn't usually that active so maybe some people might miss it? I often forget to check this section :facepalm:
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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby denys » Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:02 pm

The correct place for this is in the politics and lobbying as that is what it is so sorry Lydalb I have to leave it in here. Nothing to stop you putting a post in General topics though with a link on to here then people will definitely see it
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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby Ldyalb » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:20 pm

That was what I meant, for it to be linked to on there, not for it to be moved so that anyone checking the forum in a hurry will see it.

Get as many views and signatures as possible, I've linked the Fibro being recognised as an official disability by DWP so staff know more about it, and how it affects us one on Facebook and it seems very popular, loads of people are signing it and passing it around to friends and family to sign as well. Going to get my Mum and Boyfriend to sign it at the weekend too hopefully :fingerscrossed:
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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby denys » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:32 pm

The more the merrier :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: it all works :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby ribbons » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:58 pm

one of these ran out today, another runs out on the 10th, signed what i could x
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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby pixiecat » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:29 pm

Signed most of the ones above, 1 ran out yesterday but got the rest done

I found this one on facebook and signed it, if its ok to put here with the rest, thanks

Sign this if you think the tories are killing our NHS with their so called resuffle

You can show your support for Labour's Drop the Bill campaign here:
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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby *Hope* » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:44 pm

Just signed this one https://submissions.epetitions.direct.g ... ions/12627 and put the link on my fb page, so has hubby. Now to check out all the others x x
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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby sastek » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:31 am

I think these need 100k signatures to force a debate in parliament, so we really need to push them to everyone we know.

Then again, I might have made this up, but am sure I heard it somewhere
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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby Ldyalb » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:07 pm

I've already signed them all. You're right though - if they get 100 000 signatures then the government is forced to look at them. They are considering changing the rules so it's higher than 100k as unfortunately a lot of stupid ideas like 'ban taxes' and 'bring back the death penalty for rioters' etc are gaining a lot of support.

Yet serious issues don't get the platforms they need and deserve.
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Re: Petitions of Interest for Signing

Postby MCT » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:18 pm

Here are some new petitions, I hope you will take time to sign them:

Stop & review cuts to benefits & services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers & families - e-petitions http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20968

Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families

Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions

The government were embarking on wholesale reform of the benefit system when the economic crisis struck. These welfare reforms had not been piloted and the plan was to monitor and assess the impact of the new untried approach as it was introduced in a buoyant economy. Unfortunately since then the economy has gone in to crisis and the government has simultaneously embarked on a massive programme of cuts. This has created a perfect storm and left disabled people/those with ill health, and their carers reeling, confused and afraid. We ask the government to stop this massive programme of piecemeal change until they can review the impact of all these changes, taken together, on disabled people and their carers. We ask the government to stand by its duty of care to disabled people and their carers. At the moment the covenant seems to be broken and they do not feel safe. Illness or disability could affect any one of us at any time, while many more of us are potential carers.


Maria Miller to be removed from post http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/27730

Responsible department: Cabinet Office

We the undersigned believe that the minister for disabled people Maria Miller MP has failed in her responsibility to represent disabled people and does not represent the opinions, fears and concerns of disabled people and so call upon her immediate resignation.
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