Huge public response to street campaign!

 

Campaigners against the Council’s proposals to make huge increases to charges for social care were out in Kingston and New Malden town centres on Saturday 8 January. When we explained to shoppers and passers-by that Kingston Council is planning to charge us a huge amount for basic care, most were really interested. We collected well over 700 signatures on the petition and gave out hundreds of flyers.

Disabled and older people and our supporters turned out in force. We had seasoned campaigners, including Baroness Campbell of Surbiton and Ann Macfarlane OBE, and several disabled and older people who braved the biting wind to tell the public what the council wants to do.

We have some excellent photos of the event at both Kingston and New Malden – these will appear here shortly!

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2 Responses to “Huge public response to street campaign!”

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  2. malka Says:

    Great news and i hope this encourages more people to do what they can, before it’s too late. Pressure needs to be upped to get our views across, it has been all one-way traffic so far. If the public are given the true facts and not daily mail headlines they will understand again what it means to be disabled or vulnerable and under threat by a government who cares only about money …….

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