Carers Pay to travel in London

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Worse than travel costs are parking charges at Hospitals

There should be. Campaign about that issue
There are numerous campaigns and petitions on hospital car parking charges doing the rounds.

A Google search will reveal both local and national ones.
Thankyou so much i truly appreciate you sharing , your support is vital for this petition to reach other carers. Again many many thankyous.

Amanda
A little more support from the 6 million inmates of CarerLand wouldn't go amiss ?

After all , it is for their benefit and , in this Sad New World , one has to , occasionly , participate in order to achieve anything beneficial to the whole ?

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https://www.change.org/p/free-concessio ... MYs%2fmsgm

What's YOUR excuse for not signing ... too busy / couldn't care less ?
I signed a while back Chris. Yeah come on sign this folks xx
I just signed I think it was a different one I signed so signed this one now also. Only 424 needed to get heard in Parliament...Sign sign sign pass it on!!
Inspired by Amanda's pioneering efforts , there's another petition doing the rounds :

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ ... for-carers

Carol Hayward this time around ... another carer not willing to take the standard " No " as a final answer.
Unpaid carers save the nation around £162 billion every year. They often have to decide between paying bills, eating, or getting the person they care for to crucial medical appointments, or visiting them in hospitals or hospices. They also have their own lives to balance around caring, for example travelling from school, college, university or work to the person they care for on a regular basis; or in the case of intermittent carers, such as university students, if an emergency arises and they have to take time off and travel long distances to help the person they care for.

Public transport is an essential service that should be financially accessible to carers. Various regions of the country have railcard schemes that provide discounts based on where people live, but there is no national scheme for rail or bus that does not depend on age or disability. There are benefits available to some carers depending on their circumstances, but even when they are awarded, travels costs are so high that it still becomes a struggle.

The Government is already looking at improving the rights of carers and services provided to them, so I believe this is the right time to fight for concessionary or even free travel for carers. Please join me in asking for a carers railcard and bus pass, that would be life-changing for thousands of people.

This petition was inspired by a Scotland-specific campaign, created by Amanda MacDonald.


Short of dressing up as guide dogs ( Oh dear , whatever next ? Direct action ? ) and / or awaiting the new runners and riders in the House , something to support in the meantime.

Low millions of carers are effectively being " Robbed " of cash whenever they have to endure public transport in partnership with their caree.

Doing nothing is par for the course in CarerLand ... it's up to everyone reading this Thread to change that.
Chris From The Gulag wrote:Inspired by Amanda's pioneering efforts , there's another petition doing the rounds :

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ ... for-carers

Carol Hayward this time around ... another carer not willing to take the standard " No " as a final answer.
Unpaid carers save the nation around £162 billion every year. They often have to decide between paying bills, eating, or getting the person they care for to crucial medical appointments, or visiting them in hospitals or hospices. They also have their own lives to balance around caring, for example travelling from school, college, university or work to the person they care for on a regular basis; or in the case of intermittent carers, such as university students, if an emergency arises and they have to take time off and travel long distances to help the person they care for.

Public transport is an essential service that should be financially accessible to carers. Various regions of the country have railcard schemes that provide discounts based on where people live, but there is no national scheme for rail or bus that does not depend on age or disability. There are benefits available to some carers depending on their circumstances, but even when they are awarded, travels costs are so high that it still becomes a struggle.

The Government is already looking at improving the rights of carers and services provided to them, so I believe this is the right time to fight for concessionary or even free travel for carers. Please join me in asking for a carers railcard and bus pass, that would be life-changing for thousands of people.

This petition was inspired by a Scotland-specific campaign, created by Amanda MacDonald.


Short of dressing up as guide dogs ( Oh dear , whatever next ? Direct action ? ) and / or awaiting the new runners and riders in the House , something to support in the meantime.

Low millions of carers are effectively being " Robbed " of cash whenever they have to endure public transport in partnership with their caree.

Doing nothing is par for the course in CarerLand ... it's up to everyone reading this Thread to change that.
Thanks Chris! I really appreciate the support ^_^
Welcome abroad Carol.

Plenty of support around but not much action.

One can often hear a pin drop from a mile away in Carerland.

Wasn't always that way , 2009 was a very important year in our history.

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-cam ... hilit=2009

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Still , a few survivors are around .... thankfully.
No much in the way of news but , as an addendum , extracted from the Guide Dogs site :
Please be advised: the UK Equality Act 2010 in England, Scotland and Wales and Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland, supports the rights of disabled individuals to use a recognised assistance dog to assist them with their mobility and independence. Additionally, European regulation related to various modes of transport and travel also makes specific reference to the accommodation of recognised assistance dogs. However, on some modes of transport, including aircraft and ships, regulation in relation to the safety of the vessel, or its operation and other passengers may take precedence over any rights an individual has with regard their disability. However, the operator is usually obliged to justify their decision if challenged.


Seems rather strange don't you think ?

Do human carers serve the same purpose ???

Mention has been made of the UK Equality Act 2010 by our own supporting organisations in several contextes.

It exists ... and yet , no one other than us cares to challenge it.

Oh well , par for the course in CarerLand.

Bookies are offering 2-1 for this thread to reach 10,000 views by the year end.

Safe bet .... for the wrong reasons ?
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