Monday, 9 August 2010

Get Steven home-Part Two

In the middle of July I wrote about Hillingdon council and the way they were treating a young autistic man Steven Neary and his family.
You can read my original post HERE.

Tuesday 10th of August is the day when decisions will finally be made. There is going to be a vigil held for Steven outside Uxbridge Civic Centre from 8.30am until 3.30pm if you can attend, then you will be made most welcome.

HOWEVER, as some of you may know with your recent involvement in the MAC/Rodarte campaign-WORDS can make a difference too.

If you too have been outraged by this case then please feel free to do the following.

The director of adult social care is a Mr Doughty.

and this is his email address

There is also a Councillor Mr Peter Kemp, who is leading the "Disabled Peoples Plan"

This is his email address

If you could, PLEASE send the following to Mr Doughty & Mr Kemp to show your support for Steven and his family

Dear Sir,

I'd like to formally advise you that I am fully supporting the vigil taking place outside the Civic Centre in support of the immediate release of Steven Neary from incarceration by HIllingdon Council. Please reconsider your misguided decision, before it inevitably ends up in a court of law, and adopt a more humanitarian and less discriminatory approach to a young man with autism who is becoming increasingly traumatised by the deprivation of his liberty.

Yours sincerely......

Your words CAN make a difference here. Tweet about this, Facebook this. Let us show the Doughtys and Kemps of this world that they cannot do this to a family without people standing up in support. This cannot be swept under the carpet. This man is being held against his will. He WANTS to go HOME, his FAMILY want him home.

Let us all help to make that happen.

and in case you think it isn't your problem,

Can I remind you of my favourite poem, that I try to live by each day of my life.

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the communists
and I did not speak out - because I was not a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out - because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me -
and by then there was no one left to speak out for me.

Pastor MArtin Niemoller

Big Fashionista x x


  1. Thank you. My favourite poem too (and all its variations). I will be emailing tomm :-)Lorna

  2. Thankyou for highlighting this - close to my heart. Good to know how to do something.


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