Trabasack supports Pat’s Petition

At Trabasack, we are proud to support those who are striving against all odds to improve conditions and services for those with disabilities. This means we support Pat’s Petition.

Pat Onions has submitted an e-petition to the government’s website and this petition is being promoted and supported by many leading disability organisations. Pat is registered blind and is also the carer for her husband and her determination and commitment to stopping and reviewing the benefit and services cuts is extremely admirable and we are proud to support her cause. The petition itself reads:

“Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families

Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions

The government were embarking on wholesale reform of the benefit system when the economic crisis struck. These welfare reforms had not been piloted and the plan was to monitor and assess the impact of the new untried approach as it was introduced in a buoyant economy. Unfortunately since then the economy has gone in to crisis and the government has simultaneously embarked on a massive programme of cuts. This has created a perfect storm and left disabled people/those with ill health, and their carers reeling, confused and afraid. We ask the government to stop this massive programme of piecemeal change until they can review the impact of all these changes, taken together, on disabled people and their carers. We ask the government to stand by its duty of care to disabled people and their carers. At the moment the covenant seems to be broken and they do not feel safe. Illness or disability could affect any one of us at any time, while many more of us are potential carers.” Pat who has started an e petition Follow Me on Pinterest

We’re posting this because we want every one of our readers and customers to sign the petition. We have and we believe everyone should do the same and if Pat can get 100,000 signatures a debate will be raised in parliament. When you sign the petition you will have the opportunity to share it with your friends via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. We urge you to share it with as many people as possible. We believe this petition will really ‘go viral’ once everyone starts sharing Pat’s message across their personal social media accounts.

With the changes in benefits and services causing detrimental effects to peoples’ lives every single day, it’s time to ask for change and petition this government and the media to stop generating scape goats of the  people who need help the most.

There are many leading organisations on board who are supporting Pat’s Petition including:

RADAR
Disability Alliance
CarerWatch
The Broken of Britain
CarersUK
DPAC
Benefits and Work
Pain Concern
Diary of a Benefit Scrounger

and Trabasack are proud to add ourselves to the list.

To generate further discussion about Pat’s Petition, use the hashtag #patspetition on Twitter. Remember, if this e-petition gathers 100,000 signatures then it may be debated in Parliament.

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