elderly people

13 petitions

Update posted 1 month 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 : Twitter : @fitandproperso Email

Andi Little
5,401 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, UK Parliament

Fireworks to only be used in Organised Events !

I am wanting the law to change regarding the sale and distribution of fireworks. I firmly disagree with the sale of fireworks for domestic use bought by members of the public. I would like the Prime Minister and the Houses of Common to understand not only the physical damage to dwellings but also the mental damage that affects millions of people across the country. Millions of elderly people, animals and Adults and Children that suffer with PTSD, anxiety and other mental health issues. The sale and distribution of fireworks should ONLY be sold for commercial use including organised events authorised and agreed by the authorities.  My 4 year old daughter suffers from PTSD and throughout the months of October leading to January her sleep and mental health really suffers due to many residents living nearby whom are setting fireworks off at all times of the night. Has anyone had their child hide under tables due to fear of loud and scary noises? Has anyone experienced sleepless nights with their 4 year old being woken screaming and crying because they are scared of loud scary noises? I have! I have for a few weeks now and it’ll continue until after new year.  Think about those who have fought in worn torn countries that have severe PTSD. Or the elderly that live alone who have lived through the Blitz? Those who have pets? Imagine the fear it puts into those animals? 

Rhiann Hunter
298 supporters