Email the Prime Minister about cuts to support for widowed parents


Children's Grief Awareness Week logoWe would be very grateful if you would email the Prime Minister to raise your concerns about changes to support for widowed parents, coming into force in April 2017.

Please feel free to replace some of the content in the letter below, outlining your own reasons for being worried about the changes. This will make your letter stronger.

However, please keep the letter under 1000 characters (including your signature). If it is any longer, it will not get accepted by the Downing Street contact form. The template letter is the maximum length, so if you add a sentence of your own, make sure you remove one of ours.

Once you complete and send the form below, you will get a confirmation email from donotreply@number10.gov.uk asking you to click on a link to confirm that you want to send the message. Please click on the link. If you don't get this confirmation email, please check your junk folder, or try sending the letter again (maybe making it a bit shorter).

A bit of background
Under the new system, 91% of families with children will be supported for a shorter period of time, with 75% being worse off in cash terms, many losing out on thousands of pounds. Families with young children will be worst hit by the changes. We're worried these changes will put additional stress on parents already struggling to support their grieving children. Over 2,700 people have already written to their MP about their concerns: now we need to make sure the Prime Minister is aware. This is our last chance to raise concerns before the changes come into force.

If you would like more information, please read our briefing here.

Thank you so much for your help.


 




 
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