Pledge your support

We are keen for people to be able to publicly show their support for the principles of the LB Bill.

You can choose whether to pledge as an individual, an organisation, an MP or Parliamentary Candidate, or as a Peer.

If pledging as an individual you pledge:

I agree with the aims of the LB Bill, to promote disabled people’s right to live in their community and to make it harder for the state to force disabled people into residential care or treatment. I will do what I can to help the ideas in the LB Bill become law.

If pledging as an organisation you pledge:

Our organisation agrees with the aims of the LB Bill, to promote disabled people’s right to live in their community and to make it harder for the state to force disabled people into residential care or treatment. We will do what we can to help the ideas in the LB Bill become law.

If pledging as an MP or Parliamentary Candidate you pledge:

I support the aims of the LB Bill, to promote disabled people’s right to live in their community and to make it harder for the state to force disabled people into residential care or treatment. I will do what I can to help the ideas in the LB Bill become law. In particular, if I am chosen in the Private Members’ Bill ballot I pledge to sponsor the LB Bill if requested to do so by Justice for LB.

If pledging as a Peer you pledge:

I support the aims of the LB Bill – to promote disabled people’s right to live in their community and to make it harder for the state to force disabled people into residential care or treatment. I will do what I can to help the ideas in the LB Bill become law. In particular, I will sponsor the Bill in the House of Lords if I am asked to do so by Justice for LB.

Please click on this link to complete the form to pledge your support and agree to your name being shared publicly on this site and in publicity related to the LB Bill campaign. You can not pledge your support without joining this mailing list but you will receive a confirmation email that allows you to unsubscribe upon joining.

14 thoughts on “Pledge your support

  1. The #LB Bill campaign comes at a time when, by the Government’s own admission, its Post Winterbourne transfer plan has been an abject failure.

    The number of vulnerable people being warehoused in assessment and treatment units is rising and this cannot be allowed to continue.

    I have pledged my support to the LB Bill because when my son left special school at 19 he could quite easily have become one of the growing number sent away to one of these units thanks to poor planning and a complete lack of local provision by the County Council.

    We MUST change the law so that disabled people have a right to live and be supported in their local communities. I believe that with enough support this Bill can achieve this and in most cases actually save the State money at the same time. Please pledge your support and help us achieve this aim. This abuse of vulnerable people must stop NOW.

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  2. Autism Rights has been campaigning on closely related matters for some years now in Scotland, which is where we are based. We are calling for the Mental Health (Scotland) Act to be changed, to end the inclusion of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Learning Disabilities within the provisions of the Act. Until this change occurs, people with LDs and ASD will continue to be `treated` for `mental disorder`, simply because they are disabled. At the last Learning Disability Census, 42% of men with Learning Disability (people with ASD are included in this count) who are under a treatment order in the mental health system do not have a mental illness, even before you take misdiagnosis into account, which is a big problem for people with ASD.

    We would like to pledge our support to your campaign and to work with you in common cause to bring these abuses to an end.

    Please visit these weblinks to see the work we have been doing:-

    Autism Rights’ documentation on mental health:-

    Submissions received as part of the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill
    http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/81287.aspx
    http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_HealthandSportCommittee/Inquiries/MHB038_-
    _Autism_Rights.pdf
    – MHB038 – Autism Rights (1728KB)

    Responses to a Consultation on draft proposals for a Mental Health (Scotland)
    Bill
    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/04/7902/downloads#res448727
    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0044/00448791.pdf
    – MHB 106 – Autism Rights [PDF, 530.7 kb: 23 Apr 2014]

    PE01494: Mental Health Legislation – Hunter Watson’s Petition
    http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/mentalhealthlegislation
    http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_PublicPetitionsCommittee/General
    Documents/PE1494_B_Autism_Rights_09.12.13.pdf
    http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_PublicPetitionsCommittee/General
    Documents/PE1494_T_Autism_Rights_06.02.14.pdf

    We hope to hear from you soon
    fiona at autismrights.org.uk

    http://www.autismrights.org.uk

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  3. I pledge my support to the LB Bill.

    I agree with the aims of the LB Bill, to promote disabled people’s right to live in their community and to make it harder for the state to force disabled people into residential care or treatment. I will do what I can to help the ideas in the LB Bill become law.

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  4. My learning disabled brother was admitted to an institution age 10. It was the shameful social policy of the time. He spent 31 years in hospital, discharged on 2003 with a 1:1 24/7 care package in his own tenancy. The difference life in the community made to him were immense. He was healthier, happier, and thrived as part of his community. I know to my cost that community based care does not protect from neglect or abuse from carers. That stated I would not ever wind the clock back to the days of hideous institutional care. It makes me very sad that social policy is regressing back to placing people in institutions.

    I support this bill.

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  5. I pledge my support, for my son and daughter, who deserve a positive supportive adult life in their home community and being able to maintain family relationships as they grow up and need to become independent from their parents.

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