Thanks for getting in touch Pat.
We will tell all NAVCA’s members about your petition.
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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.
William SummersCampaigns OfficerNational Housing Federation
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.
Campbell Robb Chief Executive – Shelter
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.
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
Dear friends and allies,I don’t normally hit people for petitions but this is important to us all.Why?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: http://www.carerwatch.com/Many Thanks
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.
Head of Campaigns – Campaigns & Communications Team
National Housing Federation