We run Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) and Passenger Assistant Training Scheme (PATS) courses which train people how to improve awareness and safety for transporting vulnerable people.
The Disability & Inclusion Forum (formerly Access Advisory Forum) have asked People to Places to help with a Housing Survey. The Forum brings together residents, community groups and charities with RBWM councillors and officers to ensure that matters affecting people with disabilities are included in council decision making
It continues to raise awareness of the need for new homes built to a standard that enables people to stay in their homes as they get older and are easily adaptable to meet the needs of residents and families with long-term health conditions, learning difficulties and disabilities.
The Council is developing a long-term plan for the borough which includes policies for new homes. We calculated this plan would only deliver around 400 new adaptable homes, a fraction of what we believe is needed now and in the coming decades.
The Council is consulting with residents and others about the long-term plan. The Forum will be providing evidence to RBWM with the aim of changing housing policy. The evidence includes good practice from other local authorities and regulations or guidance we think the council ignored or missed in developing their Housing Mix policy. Lastly we also want to submit information about us and our current homes.
o Is it difficult to get into our home and hard to move around inside ?
o Do we need more facilities such as a downstairs WC ?
o What adaptations do we need now / in the future ?
We have developed a questionnaire (all responses are anonymous) to give us the last piece of evidence to submit to RBWM in early December. Please would you complete our survey by 29th November 2019 and help us try to change housing policy.
Thank you for your help
People to Places has been operating since November 1989, providing the people of the Royal Borough with friendly and reliable accessibility services. Our fleet of 16 minibuses carry people to school and work, to visit family and friends, to doctor and hospital appointments, making sure you get where you need to go.
Our Shopmobility service help people get out in their local towns, loaning out mobility equipment from walkers to electric scooters, to making it easier to get out and about.
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