Petition to Theresa May MP, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Bereavement Leave to be given to all Grieving Families
Did you know that if a loved one dies your employer doesn't have to give you time off from work? 3 days seems to be the normal time given. My son Jack died suddenly just before his 2nd birthday and I was to discover the lack of entitlement . Please sign this petition to ask the government to Create Bereavement leave to protect other families. While many good employers offer compassionate leave, there is no statutory right to leave and this campaign aims to introduce two weeks of paid bereavement leave for the death of a Child and members of the immediate family. In the immediate aftermath of the death families have to cope with their individual loss, the grief of their wider family, including other children, as well as a vast amount of administrative and other arrangements such as the funeral and in some cases a post Mortem. Just three days off for a family death is an anomaly and I ask for your help to have this amended. I am supported in my campaign by many organisations who feel the same as I do. Grief can effect us at different times, it's something that we learn to cope with but it never leaves us #talkingishealing
Petition to BBC
A PETITION TO SAVE OUR DOG, TANK.
An incident occurred at the Olatunji’s residence on the 23rd of July 2018 whereby their neighbour came on to their property to pick up her parcel that they had collected on her behalf. The neighbour had known Tank since he was 10 weeks old. Tank ran out to play with the her but she reacted aggressively by shouting, screaming and hitting the dog constantly with the parcel. Due to her hitting their dog, he sustained cuts and bruises to his face and this resulted in Tank nipping her once. She later called the Police called and requested that the dog should be euthanised. They took their dog to their local kennel to calm him down as he was stressed, they also put a few things in place on their property and arranged to do some training so that such incident would not occur again. The Police were aware of what they had put in place including a non-refundable 50% deposit in excess of £2000. They were hoping to collect Tank on Monday the 30th of July 2018 from the Kennel. The Police came to their house on Saturday the 28th of July asking them to sign an Acceptable Dog Behaviour Contract. After they had signed the contract, it was later drawn to their attention that the Police had already seized their dog so they could lose their training deposit and did not informed them that their dog had been seized. The Police also lied to them in seizing the dog. There is plenty of evidence on the YouTube channel of Deji showing the dogs temperament and nature. Please help us in getting back this kind, friendly and loving family dog. He is dearly missed, it saddens us all.
Petition to Cameron Friesen, Penny Gilson
Supporting Spouses with Differing Health Needs in Eldercare.
My parents are 95 and 92. For the first time in their 70 years of marriage they are forced to live in separate dwellings due to Manitoba’s inflexible personal care guidelines. My mother’s worsening health qualifies her for a 24 hr personal care home. My father, a war vet, was evaluated for that personal care home, but according to the provincial guidelines was not "eligible" for admission. Consequently, my parents must live apart. The Manitoba guidelines for personal care homes makes no exceptions for married couples. If only one spouse "qualifies" and the other does not, they are forced to live apart. For my parents, like many senior couples, this is an extremely painful, stressful and heart-breaking situation. The regional health authorities say their hands are tied by these guidelines. But they should have the ability meet the needs of senior married couples. Both my parents desperately want to be together in the twilight of their lives. These heartless and cruel bureaucratic guidelines are preventing them from being together. This has resulted in emotional, spiritual, and physical hardships for them and our family. The issue is not financial. We are willing to pay for my father’s bed, his meals, and he will not make use the care services in the personal care home. We just want our parents to spend what could be their last days together. Nothing will change unless there is the political will: Please sign this petition to support our request to have Manitoba Health administrators, and government leaders, immediately revise the current personal care guidelines to allow cohabitation for senior spouses with differing health needs in the level of care required. Please circulate in your social media networks and use hashtag #seniorsrightsmatter when discussing this topic. Keep petition going...article in Brandon Sun published Thursday Oct. 4. National media may run story next couple of weeks. Thank you.
Petition to The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron MP
Introduce compulsory age-appropriate retesting every 3 years once a driver turns 70
On 10 November 2012, just after 8pm, I left my friends' house in northwest London, a happily married 33-year-old father. It was then that I heard my wife, Desreen, speak her final words: ‘I’m so proud of him,’ she said of our two-year-old son, Jackson. Seconds later a car mounted the pavement and struck Desreen. It was a pensioner who’d mistaken the accelerator for the brake, and was going 54 miles per hour in a 20 zone. In that moment I became a widower. The judge who sentenced the 85-year-old driver who killed my wife said; ‘An elderly driver who knows, or should acknowledge, that he or she is losing his or her faculties is no less a danger than a drunken driver who knows the same.’ I agree, that's why I've started this petition calling for people over 70 to undergo compulsory retesting to keep their driving licence. Right now when drivers turn 70 they can renew their licence every three years by filling in a self assessment form. No one assesses an older person’s driving skills or reactions, no one checks their eyesight or hearing, no one sees if their reactions are still sharp enough to stop in an emergency. Despite this, some officials are recommending that in order to save costs, people shouldn't have to renew their licence until they are 80. I know the human cost of unfit drivers on the road and I never want anyone to go through a tragedy like the one that has decimated my family. So I am asking you to sign and support my petition for the Secretary of State for Transport to introduce compulsory age-appropriate retesting every three years once a driver turns 70. In the longer term, the Government should be making plans so they can support the mobility of elderly people, whose response rates are proven to diminish with age, not simply by keeping car keys in their hands, but through improved public transport, infrastructure and inclusion. Please help me with this. Thank you, Ben
Petition to Department of Health
To ensure a coordinated package of aftercare for all families following the loss of a baby/child, which will involve Midwives, GPs and full support networks.
In December 2012 we lost Charlie Arthur Curtis to Potters Syndrome after 19 minutes of life. Whilst in hospital the care we received was excellent, however once we stepped outside the hospital doors we found that there was little or no support out there for bereaved/grieving families. The support we received fell well below any standard a grieving family should receive. We want our experience to help improve the support available to other parents and families in the future. In Leeds alone there are 32,000 people awaiting bereavement counselling. The wait for counselling can be anything from 6 - 18 months. Surely this cannot be right. Bereaved families need support as soon as they leave the hospital. If each family were to be given a carefully coordinated personalised aftercare package their journey through grief could be made easier. We need your support to help get the Health Department to change their bereavement services throughout the UK. We know we can make a difference with your support. Already we have been able to generate much discussion within the NHS in Leeds.
Petition to home office, UK visas and immigration
Let my fiancé see our newborn baby - Grant his visa now.
Earlier this year my fiancé and I were so excited to have our first baby. But our world came crashing down when we received news that he would not be there for the birth because the Home Office refused his visa. All he wanted was to be there for his daughter’s birth and support us during the first weeks of her life. Alia ended up being born 2 weeks early, which the doctors told me could have been due to stress. I ended up having an emergency C-Section while my fiancé was on the phone to me from Morocco - in shock and despair. When our little girl came along she wasn't breathing. I then had to relay that back to my fiancé in tears. The doctors managed to resuscitate her and get her breathing before rushing her off for an urgent blood transfusion. Now doctors believe she may be carrying Thalassemia. We urge the Home Office to let Abderrahman’s into the country on a tourist visa now so he can accompany us both to our daughter’s crucial upcoming appointment in December. The Home Office refused Abderrahman’s application saying that they could not be certain we could afford to get him a flight back to Morocco - despite us having booked a return ticket in advance. We have been together for 3 years and just want a normal safe life for our daughter. It means that he is ineligible on Alia’s birth certificate as he was not present to register the birth and we are not married. This is very important to us as if anything ever happens to me then my daughter will be placed into care while he proves that he is the father. Our mental health has rapidly decreased due to the unnecessary stress of him not being by his daughter's side and me dealing with this alone. We are devastated and disappointed in the way the Home Office have treated us so far - we can’t bare to imagine what it might have been like if our little girl hadn’t survived. If you have children, you can imagine our pain. Thank you for taking time to read our petition - please sign. We have also had to result to a gofundme page due to finding out costs will be at least £12000 to get Alias daddy over here permanently. This is excessive and a huge amount of money which we can't afford alone even with two of us working full time and Alia being without both parents so if you can donate we would be eternally grateful. You can find our link to our gofund me here: https://www.gofundme.com/can-you-help-me-reunite-my-family Media Coverage: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/18/visa-britons-foreign-spouses-families-split-hostile-environment http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/immigration-becky-darmon-home-office-morocco-1-5660175 https://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/dad-refused-visitors-visa-see-1246028 https://www.facebook.com/BBCPolitics/videos/238308903703647/
Petition to York Family Court, North Yorkshire County Council
Help Get Sebastian Haden back to where he belongs, in the arms of his mummy and daddy
As many of you are aware, I Lost my son In a court hearing July 2016, the last time I saw him was November 2016, due to 'what ifs' over my mental health and Family background. I was only 16 years old when I found out about my son and did everything I could, everything right that is In all the books to look after Both of us before he was born. He was born by emergency c section after finding out that I had pre eclampsia, braving my thoughts I did it all for him. I was very ill, very anaemic and very weak after he was born. I asked for help when I needed it and was aware that I couldn't be perfect. I was getting better, then I developed Sepsis and had to get it dealt with quickly as it's a life threatening condition. So I was hooked up on machines for hours on end, not being able to attend to my son's needs, so my wonderful boyfriend helped Both of us. One day, after nearly being In better condition, social services knocked on my hospital room door, saying they were going to check my house to see if it's suitable, came back the next day apparently not so even though it was really tidy, I had to think of somewhere else to live. I spent one night with my son to prove I can look after him. But because of my severe anaemia I passed out with him In my arms, and he supposedly fell on the floor even though there were no external or internal signs of injury. And I was terrified. The next day we were In court and the hospital, who had treated me so badly, didn't give me the medicines I needed for the two hour journey to the court. I had spent 15 days In hospital and that was the first day I was allowed outside. My son was put on an care order and I never took him home from that hospital. I knew we wouldn't be getting him back from that point and we spent hours In a sterile room they suggested, trying to prove we can parent him. I was put In a Mother and baby foster placement with him miles from home, contact with family one hour every two weeks In a random room. The Father of my son and my wonderful fiance only got to see him for less than an hour a week with it taking longer than that to even get to us. The lady would take my son off me if I didnt calm him down within 10 seconds which stressed me and him out and it made it harder for us to bond. I wasnt allowed to be alone with him which also forced me to not be allowed to breastfeed him. He loved having video calls with his granddad, but if the people at the place knew they would be furious with me even though he loved seeing his granddad. I had til june and they ended my assessment at the beginning of may, not even giving me a chance. I saw people at CAMHS, and my Local doctor and they made a lot of assumptions and what ifs about my mental health, not helping me with anything they brought up. When I got home after all of these months of people saying these what ifs, the mental health worker at home said it was all because what social services and Everyone put me through, and because of all of that I now have ptsd. I truly loved my son, he was my world, even though I only saw him for 10 months, I loved him with all my heart and would drop everything In a heartbeat to give him a perfect home, and the best life I can give him. Unfortunately, we were pressured and bullied and it came to either we sign the paper for him to be adopted or the court would. He has been adopted, and has been for over a year now with that Family. I know they have good intentions, but he needs to be with me, he needs me, I am his mother and have been suffering night and day. Not even allowed pictures of him. I just want to get him home where he belongs, so he knows his family and multiple hearts can be mended, especially his. Even if we can't get him back into our home, I plead to recieve pictures of him, so I still know that he is alive and well.
Petition to UK Parliament
Baby's born alive and breathing should be giving a chance and given immediate resuscitate
Raising awareness on live preterm births in the grey area 22+ weeks https://www.bonfire.com/autumn-orion/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=campaign_page_share&utm_campaign=autumn-orion&utm_content=default show your support wear your support :-D https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/samuel-dennis She was a human being she was another life she had rights and so did we as her parents but they were taken away from us and decided for us that night not that we didn't try to ask because believe you me we did but were told no there was nothing we can do she's not 24 weeks and repeatedly got told about how small she'd be how under developed she might not have fully formed ears just holes or her nose might not be formed properly to name a few, how very disabled she'd be if they tryed , told us not to believe everything you read when presented by myself with other baby's same age helped. You put your trust in a health professional to look after you when your expecting a baby to guide you even more so when you find out you have a high risk pregnancy and I was already high risk due to having only one functioning kidney, well the truth is they did nothing as what was discussed anti natal wise they didn't keep a eye on me and my unborn baby with those promised regularly checks. The care just wasent there from the start , I felt I wasn't advised or supported with anything properly apart from to carry on as normal it's basically out of my hands and there's , but I should of been advised a lot of things and had those promised regular checks on me and my unborn baby at the time. And just maybe I wouldn't of gone into early labour if I'd of been advised and those checks had of took place who's to say I'm wrong it's very debatable. That night I went into labour we asked and nothing, but to then find out weeks later a hospital do and have taken babies at 23 weeks is unforgivable which autumn was 1 day off that at birth the grey area, and we only got cuddle comfort. Its beyond words as parents to find out we did have the right to ask for a neonatal team standing by we did have the right to ask them to intervene weather they would of is a different thing but we had that right for that to happen but weren't given that opportunity based on incorrect gestational age of our baby they were out by 4 days which again I did question during my pregnancy numerous times, no one listened as a scan machine knows best. I'm not saying our daughter would of survived regardless or lived to tell the tail her self what I'm saying is we and her had that opportunity taken from us by bein Miss informed and having opportunity to discuss.. I didn't question my dates that night who dose in labour you never really here a midwife say ooo she's 22 plus 5 or 27 plus 3 it's 22 or 27 weeks I only questioned it afterwards when saw on my labour sheet the mistake in gestation age even that was out by a day there own date given at our 12 week scan so what other mistakes can be made.. many can and have in our case. All I want to do as a mum and us as a family is put that right and get justice for her and any other familys that this may happen to they need to know they have a right to ask for a team to be near by ask for intervention and have rights and make sure all information is correct and you receive the care needed , things like this can't keep happening Ultimately things need to change. I'm always going to wonder about the what ifs now I will take this to my grave but if our story can help and people learn from it the health professionals do what they should of done that night regarding our right and input to decide and be more open and fluent with these discussions about what's best as we do have a say as parents our input is just as important then who knows how many babies and there family's may have a chance at the outcome of their situation potentially being very different from ours, no one has a crystal ball no one can predict if our child that night may or may not survived based on other babies shes not other babies everyone is a individual and with help how different things could have been if she of had that chance and everything wasent decided for us and her , based on mistakes made and lack of communication, withheld information and being shut down and they did try as we would of wanted that for her we would of said do everything you can for her if she comes out breathing alive but because of all this we will never know now what the outcome would of been for her and us that's hard. Igoing to set the record straight on a few things here concerning our child 1. Our baby was actually 22+6 when I delivered Her Not the date written down in my notes that was wrong 2. She was actually born breathing and fighting to survive for those 2 hours 3. No one came that night to see us or her from neonatal to discuss what was best 4. We weren't given the option if she came out breathing do you want us to do everything we can if so 5. The decision was made for us based on incorrect dates of gestation by days 5. Guidelines are just guidelines if you do your research this somewhat differs from one hospital to another at what age they resuscitate incubate at preterm baby but each case is also ment to be assessed individual was ours no 6. They've taken many babies born at 23 weeks and other places around uk have taken baby's from 22 +5 and give them a chance .Why not her? .... 7.lack of anti natal care and support no regular checks during my pregnancy no healthcare plan no advice given concerning my condition 8. Her weight was wrong 9. She was healthy during the pregnancy 10.No ones blaming them for murdering our child as someone put but the facts are as above the situation is bigger then it seems 11. I could of been brutally honest about all of this and said a lot worse then I have but I won't .. things will get done properly 12. You can't help one baby born alive at a certain gestation when mother goes into labour and not another it's wrong to say so unless deemed absolutely necessary and should be fluent throughout the country.