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Carers UK Forum • PROTEST - Page 2
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There definately won't be a

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:05 am
by Cheril The Peril
There definately won't be a prob with getting more than 50 to go. Image

Did you know in London alone there 610 thousand carers? That's a lot of fed up carers, working or not.
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But how do you get

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:13 am
by D0r0thyG
But how do you get the message to them that there's going to be a protest? If that could be done, we're half way there. Image

As a former trade union

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 6:34 am
by g.herschel
As a former trade union rep brother STAN works full time for R.M.T. = you have to get permission from the boys in blue you cant protest in the parliament sq area but who cares .
You must get the press on side that will be easy many of them have carried news reports about carers over the last year the protest need not be a case of thousands outside shouting what do we want and all that ****** sometimes something simbolic like chaining a wheelchair to the gates of # 10 iam happy to do it ive got spare wheelchair as well it wont be on for long as the clever sods have bolt cutters in their tardis at gates .



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hi everyone cheryl is right, many

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:48 am
by krys
hi everyone

cheryl is right, many moons ago Image we all said
we would go, but nothing came of it Image
so it would be lovely if something could be arranged.

love
krys
xxx

. Yes Krys, it would be

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:33 am
by Cheril The Peril
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Yes Krys, it would be great if we could. We have to keep trying. It's not just for us as individuals, its for our families and the people we care for. If our lives as carers are improved by association our carees lives are bettered too.

It's really up to us as people and carers to make it happen, we can do it. Image
When you consider all the difficulties of communicating with people from all over the country, from different back grounds and circumstances etc Carers throughout the various forums have achieved quite a lot already,

Sure there are bound to be some obsticles to overcome, but what the heck we overcome obsticles and sort problems out every day of the week.

Cheryl x x x
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A protest only works if

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:37 am
by Scally
A protest only works if there are clear, specific and realistic demands. Vague protests are met with vague promises, and that's no use to anyone. Image
So what would we be asking for? If better local services, then the protest needs to be made to the town halls, if better national policies, then to the national parliaments and assemblies, if improved benefits, then to Westminster...
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Excalibur wrote A protest only works

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:46 am
by Cheril The Peril
Excalibur wrote
A protest only works if there are clear, specific and realistic demands. Vague protests are met with vague promises, and that's no use to anyone.
So what would we be asking for? If better local services, then the protest needs to be made to the town halls, if better national policies, then to the national parliaments and assemblies, if improved benefits, then to Westminster...
If every carer forum starts a thread titled Protest Demands? or something similar. It will become evident what we would be asking for?

For me
No 1 Is more money directly into carers pockets/purses.

No 2 Adequate respite care and support.
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well if george does not

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:09 pm
by krys
well if george does not mind, we will on CV,
however we dont want to upset anyone.

love
krys
xxx

It would be good if

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:26 pm
by kenm
It would be good if CUK could help organise something- after all -they do claim to be our voice!!

The charities can reach far

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:25 pm
by Guest
The charities can reach far more carers than all the carer boards combined, nationally through newsletters and locally through carers centres and local newsletters. They can also reach donors and celebrity supporters. Would they arrange a protest to Westminster and a series of local town hall protests? I don't know, perhaps they can answer that. It seems to me that a day of protest across the country and at Westminster would have far more impact on carers' lives than Carers Week with activities that few carers can or wish to engage in, given the choice between a coffee morning or a protest I know which I would find more worthwhile.