sadly neither Welsh Labour not the national DPO – Disability Wales whose funding of course comes via Welsh Labour are supporting this vital campaign.
Please find below an important Thunderclap that we should all get involved in to help save the Welsh Independent Living Grant, #SaveWILG.
This grant allows disabled people with high care and support need to live independently and was introduced by the Welsh Government following the closure of the ILF.
Unfortunately, the Welsh Government have decided to follow England’s lead and pass all responsibility for social care to Local Authorities. This cannot be allowed to happen as we all know the problem this has caused to our friends in England. This fight is important to disable people across the UK as if we manage to win the battle in Wales, it will add strength to the arguments for three tier support in England.
This is a vital and easy way for people to get involved with the campaign. Please encourage everyone you know, to take part and spread the message that we all want to save WILG, and deserve to have our voices heard.
The more pressure we can put on the Welsh Government, the better. On June 5th, when the thunderclap is activated, I will be in Cardiff at the Senedd, meeting with the Petitions Committee, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies, Mark Drakeford AM and Julie Morgan AM.
We want to flood social media, and hope you will be able to spare one minute to help us achieve this aim. If this action succeeds, there will be future thunderclaps held.
Unfortunately, Thunderclap no longer allows targeted messages to prevent individual accounts being bombarded unfairly.
The message that will be shared across Twitter and Facebook reads as follows:
Welsh Labour need to listen to their members and Save WILG for those with high care and support needs across Wales.
Anyone wishing to add memes or postcard photos to their social media accounts, can find plenty via my website or by simply contacting me via the contact page or on social media. I can’t make it much easier for you
Many thanks for your support, and please do not hesitate to click on the following link:
According to Wikipedia, Thunderclap is a platform that lets individuals and companies rally people together to spread a message. The site uses a model similar to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, in that if the campaign does not meet its desired number of supporters in the given time frame, the organizer receives none of the donations. This is referred to as “crowdspeaking”, as Thunderclap and its rival site Daycause use the same terminology.  Backers are required to copy the original message in tweets or social media posts.