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Home Office to be taken to court over PEEPs

02 November 2022

The Disabled leaseholder's group, Claddag, have raised over £21,000 enabling them to go ahead with their legal challenge against the Government.

Earlier this year Claddag were granted permission to seek judicial review. Their case challenges the Home Office's failure to implement Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) for Disabled residents, as recommended by the Grenfell Inquiry. 

To ensure no personal loss if the case is unsuccessful, Claddag sought crowd funding support. This covers the Home Office's capped legal fees at £20,000 and the court fees of £1,500. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, they have now passed their target and will take the Home Office to court later this year.

The hearing will take place on the 6th and 7th December at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Bethany Bale, DR UK Policy and Campaigns Officer, said "we're so glad that Claddag will be able to take this important case to court. They have the full backing of DR UK on this issue, and we will continue to support their campaign however we can. It is vital that the Government implements the Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations, which they committed to do. Disabled people who can't self-evacuate in the event of fire, deserve to feel safe in their homes."