Claddag issues proceedings against Home Office over ‘means of escape’ contract

Further to our statement two weeks ago, we have taken the decision to commence judicial review proceedings against the Home Secretary for awarding to CS Todd & Associates Ltd a contract to produce guidance which includes the means of escape for disabled people from fire. Given Mr Todd consistently advocates against evacuation plans for disabled people,Continue reading “Claddag issues proceedings against Home Office over ‘means of escape’ contract”

Government reappoints the same company to write the ‘Means of Escape for Disabled People’ guidance: A statement from Claddag

Claddag are shocked and outraged to learn that the Home Office has commissioned C S Todd & Associates to re-write the Means of Escape for Disabled People, and the other suite of fire safety guidance documents. C S Todd & Associates authored the guidance document Fire Safety in Purpose-Built Flats, published by the Local GovernmentContinue reading “Government reappoints the same company to write the ‘Means of Escape for Disabled People’ guidance: A statement from Claddag”

Welsh Government buy-out plans: Disabled leaseholders must be included

Welsh minister for climate change, Julie James, revealed that the Government is to launch a scheme which will target leaseholders who have found themselves in “significant” financial hardship. We urge policy-makers to expressly include disabled leaseholders who are trapped in inaccessible flats.

National survey: Leaseholders who have impairments or health conditions

We have launched a survey to gain a broader and deeper understanding of the ways in which leaseholders who have impairments on health conditions are affected by the building safety crisis. https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SVODM0/ Please take part if you are a leaseholder and live with any physical impairments or mental health conditions. This could be related toContinue reading “National survey: Leaseholders who have impairments or health conditions”

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Disability and Fire Safety

The APPG on Disability is jointly hosting a meeting on 12 July 2021 at 2pm to highlight the importance of the Government’s consultation on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans for disabled residents unable to self-evacuate from buildings.  The meeting will cover the Government’s key proposals and have input from disabled residents as to how the proposals need toContinue reading “All-Party Parliamentary Group on Disability and Fire Safety”