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Thread: Your Help Requested: Views on Assisted Dying.

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    Robyn Copley-Hirst

    Your Help Requested: Views on Assisted Dying.

    Hi Everyone,

    We have been approached by the political think tank, Demos. They would love to hear your views on this subject and have you contact them using the details below.

    Feel free to discuss things in this thread as well as get in touch with Demos if you wish to take part in the comission, and if you do decide you want your views heard we at the MND Association would love to know about it, too.


    The Association’s position on this issue can be read here on our website.

    The Association does not endorse Demos’s commission, although we would not wish to prevent anyone with MND who wants to participate from doing so.

    Best Regards

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    Commission on Assisted Dying Consultation Exercise
    Demos Consultation Exercise on ‘Assisted Dying’

    The independent think tank Demos is planning a vital consultation exercise to explore public views on one of the most controversial issues of our time.

    Currently, there is a huge amount of disagreement about the issue of ‘assisted dying’ and a number of recent events have highlighted the growing legal, as well as ethical concerns around this issue. Lord Falconer has set up an independent Commission based at Demos to explore this issue, which will be reporting at the end of 2011.

    In order to inform the Commission’s study into whether the current law offers adequate protection to vulnerable groups, Demos is looking for people with varying experience and perspectives to be interviewed or participate in focus groups.

    • All participants will remain anonymous and their contributions will be kept confidential.
    • Demos will pay participants 30 for their time if they take part in a focus group or are interviewed face-to-face or on the phone.
    • We will try to travel to you if you live outside London.
    • We will arrange focus groups for early July. We will decide on final dates and locations once we know more about participants’ availability.
    • We have also set up a Facebook page where you can leave comments.

    If you think you could come along to a focus group, or could take part in an interview (either by phone or in person), then please contact: Phillida Cheetham at or phone her on 0207 3676 330.

    More information about the Commission is available on the website -

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    Demos, 136-148 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TU

    Demos is a think tank and registered charity, based in Central London. We generate ideas to improve politics and policy, and give people more power over their lives. We regularly produce research reports about a range of policy areas, such as education and social care, you can download these for free on our website at
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    Last edited by Robyn Copley-Hirst; 7th June 2011 at 10:43. Reason: to add link to policy

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    i myself think people living with this killer disease should have the right to assist in dying,they would put a dog down for much less,

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