What aspects of disability and access provision need attention or better focus in the NDP?
The Equality Act 2010 is designed to protect people with a disability from unfair treatment and to create a more equal society. The Act brings together a range of anti-discrimination laws that have been passed over the last 40 years to make it easier to understand the rights of people with a disbaility and to challenge discrimination.
The Act defines disability as ‘A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities‘.
Types of disability include:
- Mobility and physical impairments
- Head/brain injuries
- Vision impairment
- Hearing impairment
- Balance disorders
- Psychological disorders
- Developmental impairment
- Cognitive impairment
- Learning disabilities
Is there sufficient accessibility provision in Hoylake for people with disabilities, including those with aural or visual impairment, wheelchair users, the elderly and others within the public realm and open spaces of Hoylake?
Do any of the objectives, priorities and policies in the current NDP need to be reconsidered? Are there new objectives, priorities and policies that need to be incorporated into the 2020 NDP?
If not, what would be welcomed?
It’s your shout… if you are a disability specialist or have a disability yourself, can you help us with this important aspect of Neighbourhood Planning?
In order to identify which objectives, priorities and policies relating to disability and access provision need to be built into the next iteration of the NDP in 2020 we will need to:
- Consult with people with disabilities in order to better understand their needs and priorities.
- Consult with professionals in the areas of disability and access provision.
- Ensure that, where appropriate, new planning proposals and applications demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.