disabled people

14 petitions

Started 3 months ago

Petition to Sajid Javid, home office

Please don't deport my 3 year old to a land she has never been because of her disability

Ariella is a 3 year old, with congenital rubella syndrome, ex premature born who stayed to hospital until 7 months after her birth, blind, deaf, with global developmental delay (not sitting, crawling, talking or walking), knee contractures, brain damage, suffering from reflux and  dependant on specialised high calorie milk (Peadiasure plus fibre 1.5 kcal/ml) through her stomach tube(PEG gastronomy) for her growth with only 8.5kg as documented 6th February 2018.  I am a single mom who came to the UK 2014 with student visa and was able to  complete my Masters (MBA - Oil and gas management) 2015. January 2016 I applied for leave to remain, but was refused December 2016 argued that she can travel (out of home oxygen end of May 2016). I appealed, hearing happened on March 2018 to the First Tier Tribunal and was dismissed. As argued, in the hearing children like Ariella with disability are a burden to the government - that's not true. Ariella is a happy child, has made a huge progress, with all setbacks she is still determined to explore the world in her own special way.  I have no reliable support to look after her on Tanzania. With low immunity, vulnerable catching infections Ariella will be at risk of early death in Tanzania - Africa. She has been dependant on high calories milk since she was intensive care, which is not available in Tanzania that will easily lead her to malnutrition. Please sign and help me ask the Minister and Home office to review our case and let my daugher stay on compassionate grounds. Failure to recognise Ariella's vulnerability is likely to result in harm, torture and hardship.  

Aurelia Morris
2,901 supporters
Update posted 7 months ago

Petition to Theresa Griffin, Julie Ward, Wajid Khan, Lucy Powell MP, Ann Coffey MP

NORTH WEST COUNCILS: Make it mandatory for changing places facilities!

Because of my daughter I see the world through different eyes, she does not speak but she has plenty to say. I am her support. I am her voice. Together we can help make a change.  Starting with Changing places toilets being added to large establishments, Eventually making them mandatory.  Stockport. A town where 18.64% are disabled and 8.44% classed as severely limited. A town where there are 41 public toilets but only ONE changing places facility.  My daughter Olivia, is almost five years old and has Perivntricular Luekomalacia a severe form of brain damage which has resulted in Quadriplegic cerebral palsy. As a result of this she's a full time wheelchair user, she can not sit unaided walk unaided or support herself in anyway. The world needs to be brought to her for her to fully enjoy it. Sadly as she's getting older it's becoming more and more difficult for this to happen. Certain places we would love to take her we simply can not because of something so simple, inadequate toilet facilities. All that stands between her and enjoying days out with her family is a suitable toilet, hoist and changing bench. She's not alone, in fact 1/4 of the uk population require the same facilities yet there not available. I want her future to be as bright as any parent wants for their child. Despite her disabilities and health she is one of the happiest little girls I know, however I see a dark cloud on her journey through life. She's unable to tell me when she needs the toilet therefore she's still in nappies. When I need to change her I am faced with an accessible disabled toilet which is great for size but not for equipment we need. I am faced with Nothing to change her on my ONLY option is the floor.  As well as the floor being unsanitary, unhygienic it's incredibly undignified. It's completely unacceptable I wouldn't Lay down on it, would you? What about severely disabled teenagers & adults? Changing places association launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of people who can not use standard accessible toilets. Over 1/4 million people require these facilities despite this there are only 1070 across the UK. It shouldn’t be a matter of cost when it comes to providing facilities for disabled people but it is.  CHANGING PLACES TOILETS SHOULD BE EVERYWHERE ABLE-BODIED PEOPLE EXPECT TO USE THE TOILET PLEASE HELP ME & THOUSANDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE ACROSS THE UK.

Nicole McClean
7,405 supporters