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elderly people

16 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Councillor Roy Perry

Save Dial-a-Ride and Community Transport

To Cllr Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council, We, the undersigned ask you to reconsider the proposal to end funding of community transport as thousands of older and disabled people rely on Dial-A-Ride and community busses to be part of their local community. Using community transport keeps older and disabled people active and less likely to need further Adult Services support. Please keep this service open. One Community is shocked by Hampshire County Council’s Proposal to end funding for Community Transport and Dial-A-Ride across the county, which appears to run counter to their commitment to ending social isolation among vulnerable residents. Our Community Transport and Dial-A-Ride passengers depend on these services to remain active in their local community. Without them they will remain at home, unable to shop independently, visit friends and family or get to lunch clubs, social groups and day centres. Transport is always chief among the issues raised by older people responding to the Council’s own Older People’s Health & Wellbeing surveys, and with the growing number of older people living longer with disabilities and health conditions, the need for these services has never been greater. Community transport services provide a lifeline to vulnerable people, and keeping active and engaged is essential to their well-being. The proposal is set to go to cabinet on 16 October and then full council for a formal decision at the beginning of November. One Community will challenge this proposal, because we care passionately about our passengers.  Please sign our petition to help us save community transport in Eastleigh. Read more about the proposed cuts here. You can also sign in person at:One Community, 16 Romsey Road, Eastleigh SO50 9ALEastleigh Museum, 25 High Street, Eastleigh SO50 5LFEastleigh Shopmobility, Unit 2, Swan Centre, Wells Place, Eastleigh SO50 9SG

One Community
3,588 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Dominic Grieve

Greater protection needed for Mobile Home residents! Bring in Fit and Proper controls!

Many Parks are for older people, who may be less likely to fight back when confronted with unfairness and injustice from their Site Owner. I live on a Park Site, I know people who live on other sites, and I have spoken with National organisations who report problems country-wide. The law needs to be stronger - not just for older people, although there are many - but ALL residents. It's ok if you have a good Site Owner and manager, but if you don't, life can be miserable. There are an estimated 250,000 people who live in Park Homes. On privately owned sites, residents who own their home pay Site Fees to the Site Owner (owner of the land on which the homes are situated), who is issued a Site Licence by the Local Authority to run the Site. Yet no legal criteria have ever been brought in to direct Councils as to who can be granted a Site Licence! This needs to change. A number of residents privately report difficulties with Site Owners or managers, but are afraid to come forward. They need better protection, so that they can come forward without fear of repercussions where they live. The government were due to review the Mobile Homes Act 2013 this year, including whether 'Fit and Proper' controls need to be applied, and looking at the effectiveness of Local Authorities, although I have just heard that it may be delayed until 2018. It was due to be May, then the Autumn - it can't be delayed again! Please join me in asking for the law to be revisited as a priority; 1) to bring in 'Fit and Proper' controls as to who can own or run a site. (Feel free to comment as to what you think should be included - there isn't even a DBS check required by law.) 2) to set up a safe way that residents complaints may be logged. 3) to implement a national database which Councils must access to alert them to any previous comments and complaints regarding an individual or company that wishes to have a Licence. Any reasonable Site Owners won't object to checks being made, and legal controls would better direct Councils to protect the people living within their jurisdiction.  Please join our Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Mobile-Homes-Lobby-for-better-Residents-Protection-1059439867527008/?hc_ref=ARTymP Twitter : @fitandproperso Email fitandproperso@gmail.com

Andi Little
413 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Mark Williams (Southwark Council), Planning Department (Southwark Council), Delancey

Keep Bingo and Bowling at Elephant & Castle for our diverse community

A diversity study of Elephant & Castle has highlighted the huge benefit of the Shopping Centre, including its Bingo Hall and Bowling Alley (Palace Superbowl - one of the top 10 halls in the UK), on our wonderfully diverse community.  Yet current planning documents, for the demolition and redevelopment of the Shopping Centre, show that it is the intention by the developers (Delancey) to replace these with a cinema. A recent article by Southwark News reports the hugely negative impact, specifically the older generation and BME groups, that this loss is likely to have on our community, which has already been damaged by the demolition of the nearby Heygate Estate. At a community event last month (13th Sept), where residents discussed plans with representatives from Southwark's Planning Department, there was a significant consensus from residents that any entertainment venue is on the site it should stay as a Bingo Hall and Bowling Alley.  No one seemed particularly interested in a new cinema (which it is suspected would likely not be an affordable venue for local residents, in the same way that the bingo and bowling venue is). Whilst we acknowledge the limitation of the planning department's ability to specify use of the entertainment site, they do have the opportunity to impress upon Delancey the favourable nature of retaining this aspect of the site in discussions with them. Additionally we would demand that Delancey complete a proper public consultation specifically on inclusion of an appropriate entertainment site, which represents the community's needs as they are now, and not their own preferred version of what they want it to become. Developers across London are working on sites to create spaces that fit THEIR ideas of what it might become, aimed at creating a marketable package for their prospective clients.  We want to demand a change to that approach, which properly acknowledges the responsibility of developers first and foremost to serve the needs of the existing residents. People from across south London use the site, and we are calling on them to show their support so we can prove to Southwark Council once and for all that we want BINGO AND BOWLING, and we want to be a DIVERSE COMMUNITY.

John Tyson
113 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Cllr Roy Perry

Save Test Valley Community Transport & Dial-a-Ride

In response to the ‘Transformation to 2019’ – Revenue Savings Proposal from Hampshire County Council, Test Valley Community Services ask HCC to reconsider the proposal to stop Community Transport Services, including Dial-a-Ride, Call and Go and the withdrawal of remaining bus subsidies, which appears to contradict HCC’s commitment to ending social isolation among vulnerable residents. Test Valley Community Transport and Call and Go passengers (not just for older people, but for the young, disabled and the vulnerable who do not have access to their own or public transport) depend on these vital services to remain active, independent and included in their community. These services provide an answer to accessible transport, community cohesion, geographical isolation and social deprivation. Without them how will people get out from their homes, get to medical appointments, shop independently, visit friends and family or engage with others at social/lunch groups?  Transport is always chief among the issues raised by older people responding to the Council’s own Older People’s Health & Wellbeing surveys, and with the growing number of older people living longer with disabilities and health conditions, the need for these services has never been greater. Test Valley Community Services, along with our counterpart’s county wide, will challenge this proposal, because we care passionately about our passengers and our communities.  __________________________________________________________________________ Please sign if you support our objection.  The proposal is set to go to cabinet on the 16th October and then full council for a formal decision at the beginning of November.  The more people who sign the louder our voice will be. You can also sign in person at: Andover Shopmobility, The Bus Station, West Street, Andover SP10 1QP  

Test Valley Community Services
1,029 supporters