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.
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”