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”
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 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.
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”
Everyone must have the right to evacuate a building if their life is in danger. But insisting on waking watch provision is not the answer…
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”
There are two key problems with this view: 1) ignorance about accessible housing stock, and 2) failing to respect the right to choose where we live and why.
There is a whole range of reasons why a person may not be able to self-evacuate. Mobility is just one.
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…