A PEEP is not just for people with mobility impairments. Neither does every disabled person need a buddy.
This is a classic example of institutions and non-disabled experts putting words in our mouths in order to make their advice and policies more palatable…
Before we get into this one, we need to have an honest conversation about ableism.
Channel 4 News reported today on the stories of two disabled people, Georgie and Joe, who are being refused evacuation plans in the event of a fire. This is despite the fact that over 40% of those that lost their lives in Grenfell Tower were disabled. In a Freedom of Information Act request, the reportContinue reading “Channel 4 News: Councils have no evacuation plans for disabled people”
The Government is repeating a consultation on PEEPs for disabled people living in high rise buildings following a legal challenge by the family of a disabled woman who died in Grenfell Tower. The consultation is currently open to responses but, in the meantime, the Home Office is hosting a series of workshops on the proposals.Continue reading “Home Office workshops: PEEPs Consultation”