Easier Read – Private Members Bills

by stevebroach

Thanks so much to Anne Collis at Barod CIC for putting my blogs into easier read words. Some great people are also working on full Easy Read materials – but we hope this helps everyone understand more about the #LBBill ideas for now. Let us have your thoughts!

Connor was a young man. He needed extra help.
Connor was moved to an Assessment and Treatment Unit.
Connor died there. He was not sick.
We must stop this happening to other people.

Connor’s mum called Connor “Laughing Boy”, or LB.
There is a big campaign called #JusticeforLB.

The law did not help Connor.
So we need to change the law.
Parliament have to vote to change the law.
An MP can ask Parliament to change the law.
This is called a Private Members Bill.

We want to write a Private Members Bill.
For now we are calling it #LBBill. This is in memory of Connor and all the other people who die for no reason.

A dad called Mark took his local council to court. He wanted his son to be able to live at home.
Mark said “if you want to stop someone living at home, you must go to court. You must prove why the person cannot live at home”.

We think that sounds a good idea.
We think it will stop people dying like Connor died.
We want it to be the law.
We want the law to keep people close to home.
We want people to get the support they need where they live.

Every year, a few MPs have their names picked from a hat.
These MPs can tell Parliament about a new law they want.
If other people like their idea, there is a chance it can become a new law.

So:
We want the law to change
We need to agree what to put in the law
Then we need to get MPs to support us

Everyone will need to ask their MP to support #LBBill.
It may not work. But we have to try.

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