Live Hosted chat with Chloe Smith MP for Carers Rights Day. 4th December 2009

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Live Hosted chat with Chloe Smith MP for Carers Rights Day. 4th December 2009

Postby wendy » 15 Nov 2009, 18:17

Hi,

On Friday 4th December we're having a LIVE web chat with Chloe Smith MP.

http://www.chloesmith.org.uk/

It'll be a good chance to ask your questions and find out what the Conservative's intend doing to help carers.


You will be able to chat with Chloe at 4pm on Friday 4th December in the chatroom of our forum but you will need to be a member.

I will be meeting Chloe at Aylsham Road Library, Norwich when she will meet with carers before our chat at 4pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity for us and we are delighted that Chloe is giving her time to listen to carers.

Hope to see you on the day.
The Chill4us Team
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Re: Live Hosted chat with Chloe Smith MP for Carers Rights D

Postby wendy » 04 Dec 2009, 10:00

That this House recognises the vital support that attendance allowance and disability living allowance provide for people with disabilities; notes that these benefits are intended to meet the additional costs of living with an impairment or long-term health condition; further notes with concern that approximately 2.87 million people in the UK who receive disability living allowance or attendance allowance are not eligible for social care services; acknowledges that some 20,000 individuals have petitioned the Prime Minister and many more have petitioned individual hon. and right hon. Members to ensure that these benefits are secured; welcomes the Government's announcement that disability living allowance for people under 65 years will not be scrapped; and urges the Government to ensure that attendance allowance and disability living allowance for people aged 65 years and over are secured and not abolished as part of any future reform of the social care system.

http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetai ... ESSION=903
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Re: Live Hosted chat with Chloe Smith MP for Carers Rights Day.

Postby wendy » 08 Dec 2009, 11:34

Chloe Smith MP                Wendy                  Moira Manager of Norwich Mind.

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Postby maureenho » 08 Dec 2009, 11:45

Nice pic and showing the flyer  tha22222
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Re: Live Hosted chat with Chloe Smith MP for Carers Rights D

Postby wendy » 10 Dec 2009, 15:52

Chill4us mentioned in despatches
look toward the end were Chloe speaks

I recently met with carers and I hosted a web chat on Friday for a forum called Chill 4 Us. I spoke online with carers who, day in and day out, give up their time to care for others. Their passion on this issue was clear and powerful. None of them wants to lose DLA and AA because they need and appreciate them greatly as cash benefits. Sadly, however, I got the impression that the only chance they have to say that is through such virtual forums-we were there tapping away. That is one of the difficulties in this debate. It can be very constricting for people who need us to take the subject seriously and treat it with respect and maturity. Quite simply, living with the kind of care needs for which DLA and AA cater is hard and can be expensive. They are needs-based benefits. It is one small piece of help that society can give, so it should hardly be controversial to say, "Let's not abolish something that the elderly, disabled or ill need and value."
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2009-12-08a.154.1&s=andrew+lansley#g171.0
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