Posts Tagged ‘disability alliance’

NAVCA share Pat’s Petition with their members

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Thanks for getting in touch Pat.

We will tell all NAVCA’s members about your petition.

Good wishes

Kevin Curley
Chief Executive


National Housing Federation pleased to support Pats petition

Monday, November 21st, 2011


The National Housing Federation is pleased to support Pat’s Petition to protect services for disabled and vulnerable people.

The Federation’s own ‘Support matters’ campaign has been highlighting the impact of cuts to housing-related support services and the effect this has on the lives of real people. Politicians, councils and service providers need to work together to make sure those people are not forgotten as budgets get squeezed.


Best wishes


William Summers
Campaigns Officer
National Housing Federation

Shelter add their name to Pats Petition

Monday, November 21st, 2011


Dear Pat,

 I am delighted that your petition   is going so well, with so many charities signing up to back you. We at Shelter  are happy to add our name to this and hope that the hard work pays off and you are successful.

We will be more than happy to pass along and will also be adding it to our Twitter feed this week.

Best of luck with this again.

Kind regards


Campbell Robb Chief Executive – Shelter


Pat says “Our voices will be heard”

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Received from Pat

Since its launch in early November, Pat’s petition  has reached out to thousands of disabled people, carers and friends. Magnificent backing has come from all walks of life including charitable organisations, voluntary groups and my own MP!

Far and wide it finds members of the public who care enough and want to help. It is going from strength to strength as more hear about it and want to sign. The offers of support from MIND, Disability Alliance, RNIB, RADAR and so many more, has been truly amazing. Their newsletters will be heard and seen by tens of thousands.


Disability Alliance help raise awareness of Pats Petition

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Pat thanks Disability Alliance  for helping raise awareness of her petition.


National Family Carer Network spread the word about Pat’s Petition

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

I’m pleased to say this will go out in next week’s bulletin.
Sally Madagan
Admin Asst
National Family Carer Network



ECDP share Pat’s Petition with their members

Friday, November 18th, 2011

ECDP  has said –


“We’re very pleased to share this petition with our members. It is important the voice of all disabled people can be heard in issues that affect their everyday lives.”




MIND agrees with Pat’s Petition

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Mind is very concerned that the welfare system, which already struggles to effectively support people with mental health problems, will be made even worse by the package of reforms and cuts that the Government has announced. We want to see a system that understands and supports people with mental health problems, rather than simply trying to pressure people back to work as fast as possible.

We agree with Pat that the Government should review the impact of all the changes and cuts that they are introducing in order to understand the devastating impact they could have on disabled people.

Vicki Nash, Head of Policy & Campaigns




Louise Hickman says – Have you signed Pat’s Petition?

Monday, November 14th, 2011
Dear friends and allies,
I don’t normally hit people for petitions but this is important to us all.  
There is no such things as ‘us’ and ‘them’ – we are all disabled in some way or another. Even some academics goes as far as saying that every member in society is only temporarily able bodied. This is an issue that is going to affect all of us one day, therefore it should be held close to our hearts.
This petition has been started by a grassroots group called Carerwatch, an organisaton I have come to know through online networking: Twitter. In the past, other forms of direct action have tried to motivate change, but with little success. Prevailing thoughts of ‘this doesn’t affect me’ prevents people from taking action. Petitions reaching 3,000 to 4,000 are not enough! The British public has shown itself to care about the woodlands, with petition numbers reaching 100,000. We need to support our online activist community such as the fellow tweeters I have come to know, as they are a reminder of the importance of direct action.
This really matters, please sign and forward this email onto your friends:
More information can be found here:
Many Thanks

National Housing Federation supports Pat’s Petition

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Dear Ms Onions,

Thank you for your email to our chief executive, David Orr, about the e-petition you have signed. David asked us to discuss it, and I’m happy to tell you that the National Housing Federation is very happy to support your petition.

I have asked a colleague, who is working on a campaign around support services, to draft a statement for you to use on your website. You should have this in the next few days. In the meantime, please feel free to add our name to your list of supporters.

We will also Tweet about your petition so that housing associations around the country know about it and be encouraged to join in. Do you have a Twitter account we can include? Don’t worry if not, we will also include a link direct to the petition.

We’ll be in touch in the next few days with our supporting statement and a copy of the Tweet.

Best regards,

Chloe Hardy
Head of Campaigns – Campaigns & Communications Team
National Housing Federation