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    Online e-petitions you may wish to sign

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    From time to time the MSRC is made aware of groups who have organised online e-petitions to raise awareness of a certain "health issue" which affects those with MS.

    We provide a portal to these e-petitions as a service to those who may be affected by what the petition is about. MSRC, being independent, does not endorse any particular campaign that may be highlighted by these petitions, but aims to provide all those affected by MS with all current matters which may have an influence on their current or future well-being.

    If you know of any other e-petitions which may be of interest to those affected by MS please send us details here at the MSRC.

    Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families
    Pat's PetitionPat Onions has started a e-petition with regards to the Government’s proposed changes to benefits system for disabled people, carers and their families. She has already received more than 24,500 signatures.

    The e-petition says:

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

    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.”

    You can sign Pat’s e-petition via the link below: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20968

    Saving the Independent Living Fund

    Gabriel Pepper wrote:

    Would you like to lose the freedom and control over basic aspects of your life? Think about your day - today. What have you done? When did you get up, what did you eat, when did you wash... ?

    Over 20, 000 people are confronting the terrifying reality of losing such basic freedoms. Including myself. We have to call on our allies to support the campaign to make the coalition government reconsider it's decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF) in 2015.

    We are disabled people who have been deemed 'severely' disabled and we receive funding from ILF. This enables us to have choice and control over our lives with an ethic of 'what we want, when we want'. The money can be used to employ people directly, under our control, or in many flexible ways that suit each individual.

    If the ILF funding stream is stopped we risk living in worse conditions and with less freedoms than convicted criminals. In real terms this is a small amount of people, and a small amount of money.
     
    While thinking about the many freedoms, tiny or significant, you have today, going about your life - PLEASE pledge to sign the petition below. We want to get 100,000 signature.
     
    With many thanks.

    Gabriel
     
    Click on this link.
     
    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/24368

    I have attached a letter by concerned ILF users If you are a user of ILF please sign up to the letter, email [email protected] or [email protected] to add your signature. There is more on http://www.saveilf.co.uk/

    Campaign for Research into 'Diet and Multiple Sclerosis'

    Sylvie Brown, from Sheffield, who is part of the Best Bet Diet Group publicity team, has set-up an online petition which many hundreds of people have signed to support the campaign to get vital research carried out in this field.

    Please consider signing this petition yourself.

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