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Special needs and nappy provision: click here to pester the PM

(84 Posts)
RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 07-Jun-10 12:20:54

Following on from previous discussions about children with special needs and nappy provision, our magnificent colleagues at Every Disabled Child Matters have now set up a link through which you can email David Cameron to indicate your support for the campaign: click here to go to EDCM's site and send your email.

You can also see the campaign page here for the full text of the letter that has been sent to the Prime Minister.

Sidge Mon 07-Jun-10 12:32:50


DanJARMouse Mon 07-Jun-10 12:35:17


RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 07-Jun-10 12:37:42

EDCM have just contacted us to say that the action might not be working at the moment blush - so please leave it for now and I'll post again when it's up and running again!

sarah293 Tue 08-Jun-10 16:37:03

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. done.

sarah293 Tue 08-Jun-10 16:37:21

Racketty's are featuring it too.


sarah293 Tue 08-Jun-10 16:40:32

added a personal message on the offchance he has forgotten me grin

sarah293 Tue 08-Jun-10 16:46:25

Ooo, I gets a mention on the page. Famous for nappies grin

annmar Tue 08-Jun-10 16:48:28



SPBHatesFootball Tue 08-Jun-10 16:54:23

done, bump

PersonalEnglandCoach Tue 08-Jun-10 16:54:48


RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 08-Jun-10 17:17:40

Um, yes, EDCM have got the link working again <late to party> Go go go!

sarah293 Tue 08-Jun-10 17:41:06

why isn't this thread stickied? <naggy emoticon>

EccentricaGallumbits Tue 08-Jun-10 17:48:10


thislittlesisterlola Tue 08-Jun-10 17:58:54


I have done it, I also added a big rant a little personal message on the end, until it told me i had used up all my 900 characters and wouldn't let me write anymore!

sarah293 Tue 08-Jun-10 18:47:07

yeah, wouldn't let me rant on and on either grin

glad it wasn't just me then riven grin.

sarah293 Wed 09-Jun-10 08:56:59


AdoraBelleDearhart Wed 09-Jun-10 09:04:16


ilovesprouts Wed 09-Jun-10 11:03:23


sfxmum Wed 09-Jun-10 14:08:31

one of the links not working for me, will look into it better later

AbricotsSecs Wed 09-Jun-10 14:19:50


Done Sweetpea.

saltyseadog Wed 09-Jun-10 15:18:03

Done (and have asked family to do it too).

We currently only get 4 nappies a day for dd - blardy ridiculous.

Lynli Wed 09-Jun-10 15:31:14


sarah293 Wed 09-Jun-10 16:00:18

this needs a sticky!

RustyBear Wed 09-Jun-10 16:05:55

Anyone mentioned the typo yet?

"recommend that you demonstrate have listened to parents by launching an initiative"

RustyBear Wed 09-Jun-10 16:10:54

I have done it by the way, didn't just come on the thread to be pedantic....

mamsnet Wed 09-Jun-10 16:16:08


RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 09-Jun-10 16:46:01

Riven, it is stickied!

Good spotting Rusty, will point it out.

NorthernSky Wed 09-Jun-10 17:06:57

Done (only 900 characters allowed......??). Bumping the thread

Hassled Wed 09-Jun-10 17:44:39

As done as a done thing!

elPolloDiabolo Wed 09-Jun-10 18:02:34

done. nice one Riv / MN.

sarah293 Wed 09-Jun-10 18:18:47

If me n dd are needed for any super-posh lunches you know where I am wink
I hear posh lunches get the mesage across grin

lottiejenkins Wed 09-Jun-10 18:50:57

Done, My ds was in nappies till he was six and i never got any free ones!!


bratnav Wed 09-Jun-10 20:13:44


Done! Really hope we make a difference

onwardsmummy Wed 09-Jun-10 22:24:38


KristinaM Thu 10-Jun-10 00:41:11


fryalot Thu 10-Jun-10 07:31:32



Ronaldinhio Thu 10-Jun-10 11:03:12

error message appears when you use the link atm

sarah293 Thu 10-Jun-10 11:40:44

its been knobbled by the tories grin

3cutedarlings Thu 10-Jun-10 12:24:50


Anyone else noticed that we have a troll on the MN FB page that links this here! grrrrrrrr angry

sarah293 Thu 10-Jun-10 12:42:02

no, whats said?

splodge2001 Thu 10-Jun-10 12:42:06


3cutedarlings Thu 10-Jun-10 12:52:26

oh the usual fecking shite!! ...if you choose to have a disabled child (if indeed they are disabled at all!!) Then thats your expense not ours! ect ect angry

I have reported the posts!! hopefully they will vanish soon!

Have just seen those messages on FB too. I think I'm going to have to delete MN FB from my FB because everytime I look at it there are nasty, vicious messages from the same woman - Claire Khaw (will I get into trouble for naming her?). Apparently we are all screeching harpies who always have our hands out for more money hmm.

sarah293 Thu 10-Jun-10 13:02:00


3cutedarlings Thu 10-Jun-10 13:02:39

First time i have posted on the MN FB for a while! cant MN get shut of her? i dont even think she is an MNer! i have lots of lovely MNers on my FB and i have no friends in common with her!

3cutedarlings Thu 10-Jun-10 13:04:40
Thomcat Thu 10-Jun-10 13:21:13

I've just signed letter, thanks.
My 8 yr old DD1 is still in nappies and I buy my own die to the huge gap between the largest childs nappy and the the next size up which are small tenna pants for adults.

Saucepanman Thu 10-Jun-10 13:39:10

Just came on to ask MN to delete those FB comments AND block the twat who made them, before I lower myself to her level and say something I regret. I really can't believe what I am reading sadangry

Have clicked the original thing btw smile

MarvelousNonPerfection Thu 10-Jun-10 13:43:49


MumofOscar Thu 10-Jun-10 14:01:54

I second Saucepanman. Is there anything that can be done by MN? I've reported posts to FB.

Saucepanman Thu 10-Jun-10 14:10:45

I've reported every one of her posts on there. If you want a laugh, click on her name and read her "quotes"- talk about up her own arse!

TheOldestCat Thu 10-Jun-10 14:11:24

Done. Bumpity bump.

gingertoo Thu 10-Jun-10 14:11:40

Email sent to Dave

Thomcat Thu 10-Jun-10 14:24:48

Regarding said utter twat on the Mumsnet Facebook thread, how do I report? I've clicked on 'flag' but not quite the same as reporting??? Neither can I comment (which might be a good thing right now) but for the future, what is the tweet thing, why can't I leave a comment in the same way as other groups?

3cutedarlings Thu 10-Jun-10 14:42:31

TC its when you have clicked on the flag thingmajig just reload the thread, you will be able to comment then, id advice you just to block her.

To report the posts click on flag and then report

sarah293 Thu 10-Jun-10 15:09:39

what an unpleasant individual.

pollywollydoodle Thu 10-Jun-10 19:01:58


hormonesnomore Thu 10-Jun-10 19:26:11


cabbagewhite Thu 10-Jun-10 22:17:29

sent my email, but wanted to add some more about the same problems for disabled adults (whom I work with), but could only type less than 3 lines - the restriction is 900 characters not 950 as stated. It would have been nice to have had a few hundred words to add wanted I wanted to say. After all, disabled children grow up and it is no better for adults - possibly worse. There is no-one to speak for them in a lot of cases and they often have less than £30pw of money to pay for essentials such as clothes,toiletries, trips and furniture etc.

sarah293 Fri 11-Jun-10 08:24:53

write direct to your MP and Dave.
Everyone should be writing to their MP and making them aware of this campaign.
My MP never bloody replies angry

posieparker Fri 11-Jun-10 09:36:45
mummyhill Fri 11-Jun-10 13:40:53

email sent.

onebatmother Fri 11-Jun-10 16:48:33

I suspect that you are all clever enough to have understood this, but I just signed up and very nearly clicked away from the page after entering my details but before actually sending the letter to DC blush.

Just to be sure, you get 2 confirmation emails = one from EDCM, and one from Number 10.

escorchio Fri 11-Jun-10 16:56:58

Done smile


WowOoo Sun 13-Jun-10 10:36:26

Only 370 people have done it so far. C'mon please!

WowOoo Sun 13-Jun-10 10:36:57

It takes about a minute to do by the way.

huffythethreadslayer Mon 14-Jun-10 13:14:32


DillyDora Mon 14-Jun-10 16:11:25


sarah293 Tue 15-Jun-10 11:31:40

c'mon. There's thousands of mumsnetters!!!

huffythethreadslayer Tue 15-Jun-10 12:10:45

BUMP.....get this signed!!!!!!

sarah293 Mon 21-Jun-10 17:18:56

why isn't this stickied anymore?

gingercat12 Mon 28-Jun-10 10:56:09


shhhh Sun 25-Jul-10 22:02:57

done x

sarah293 Thu 29-Jul-10 17:30:00

I have emailed MNHQ about taking to number 10. Me n dd.

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