I would very much appreciate it if you could sign and share the following petition that I have created to ask the Welsh Government to reconsider their decision to close the Welsh Independent Living Grant and transfer all responsibility for care and support to hapless local authorities.
After the first 20 signatures were added, I changed the petition text slightly. The crux of the petition remains the same, but after receiving an email from a mentor of mine, I decided to re-word a couple of paragraphs to make the petition more effective. The full story is explained on the petition or can be found in the following blog entry:
Anyone can sign the petition and they DO NOT have to be resident in Wales. This petition runs until September 1st when the Assembly return from their summer break.
We need to reach 50 signatures to force a debate in the Welsh Assembly. I am hoping to surpass that number many times to show the strength of feeling about this issue. Disabled people throughout Wales – and indeed beyond – deserve the support of an independent body to help regulate their care and support without increasing the dependency on local authorities.
Many thanks for your time and support