Is organising a protest online an achievable target?
We have carer forums of CUK,PRTC,CU,National forum,CW,CV and Chill.All told you have approximately what...100-120 people who post.Even if that number trebled to discuss this, it would in no way be enough.
The purpose of such a protest?
What would make this different
to others that have taken place such as Lambeth and Nottingham.All the time and effort put in to arrange such an event to hand yet another petition over about Carers Allowance etc when the government already knows the problems that lie therein.
It has to be both different and try get public onside so they even in a small way can understand what we are about.
The numbers and people involved are crucial so it needs relaying to as many carer/disability/elderly groups/centres
.A united front, as what affects us affects those we care for and vice versa.
We already know how little free time the bulk of carers have ,so maybe former carers,family and friends who can help can be roped in.
Dont rule out the union members who are already fighting for a fair deal for themselves.
How can 24/7 carers who want to participate take part?
As much as London is the centre of things would it be more viable to have a protest there but also many others on same day at various locations.?
What about some sort of petition being relayed from as high up in Scotland as possible down to London stopping at some of the bigger towns/cities to be passed on.Cuts costs down dramatically and also each town/city could do a send off.Be accessible to more carers if something locally.Big finale at No 10.?? Hopefully as it progressed so would media interest increase.
Volunteers would be needed to tell their stories.
Who would organise this?
Who would arrange all the details with police and local councils.
Would the disability/elderly groups be interested?
If something more dramatic was wanted like this... http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk/latest- ... re-reforms
no way could it be discussed in the open and would anyone want to do it anyways.
Who takes charge? One person or a group of people but who nominates them or who volunteers?
Above may sound like I am against a protest but I am not,I would be all for it but its a massive undertaking and so needs discussed at length.Of the ones who have posted previously or even the lurkers reading,who could actually volunteer to commit as much time to this.We are not just talking 30 mins here and there but hours and hours.
Its a nasty habit of mine to start with the negatives/the obstacles and then build up over.
In 1936 we had a crusade from our town, many here will have heard of it.200 men marched to London about unemployment.They were not successful but their effort is always remembered.
I would like to think the same would be said if a Carers Protest/Crusade takes place.