Save Disability Benefits and Services

Save Disability Benefits and Services


Pat’s Petition

November 5th, 2011

Pat Onions has submitted an e-petition to the government website. Pat is blind and Pat is also a carer. When we asked her why she submitted this petition she said -

We were determined to attend the Hardest Hit rally in Edinburgh. Determined, in spite of disability, to stand with the others who had made the long and difficult journey. Determined to show we were united as one voice against the vicious cuts we are all enduring. We knew there were many thousands who couldn’t make it. Disability, ill health, providing care, or cost would prevent them coming. We made it.

To the many there and those who came in spirit……….this petition is for us all.

Pat’s petition reads –

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

You can see the full petition on the Government website here , SIGN HERE

CarerWatch are supporting Pat’s petition.  If Pat gets 100,000 signatures it could generate a debate in Parliament.

There is massive concern over the huge extent of both the welfare reforms and the cuts. Too often when people speak up, their voice is fragmented and discounted. This is an opportunity to get everyone together to speak with one voice, and to register in one place, how many people are asking the government to listen.

Firstly – obviously – we ask you to sign this petition and persuade all your family and friends to do the same. The name of the game is numbers ; so please ask friends, family and any organisations you belong to to sign and get others to sign.

When you sign the petition you will see buttons for twitter and facebook; so please share it with others on Twitter and Facebook.  Let Pat know she has your support by leaving a comment here too.

The first signatures will be the hardest to get, while we get this juggernaut rolling, so please help now and make sure that this petition really takes off.

This petition will only succeed if everyone joins together to support it and CW are delighted that  organisations are joining our ranks and offering support.

Organisations on board so far that have agreed to help raise awareness of Pat’s Petition are :


Disability Alliance


The Broken of Britain



Benefits and Work

Pain Concern

Sue Marsh – Diary of a Benefit Scrounger

Carers Forum uk

and p.s. MS Society - could you please also sign up to Pat's petition please ?

done with pleasure good luck and thanks.Barbara.xx

All done.thumbsup

Anne x


thumbsupive signed too.  Hope everyone does, its so important to get government to LISTEN.




signed by all 3 of us at our address. thumbsup


jaki  xx


Will do and share with all I can.


Thank you.

Done it hpo it works!

Tracy x

Many thanks to those of you who have signed so far, the petition is gathering pace and will hopefully reach the 100,000 mark where it will generate debate in Parliament.


If you use social networking sites - please share via Facebook / Twitter etc, and  if you are a member of any other forums - please share as far as you can so we can boost those signatories thumbsup