If you live in supported housing and cannot leave your home unaided in an emergency, then you will need a PEEP. A PEEP may be needed if you have an impairment or disability such as:
- Mobility impairment
- Sight impairment
- Hearing impairment
- Cognitive impairment
- Temporary impairment e.g., broken leg
- A medical condition or injury which might cause them to need assistance to evacuate safely.
You should contact your Housing Manager to discuss the implementation of a PEEP. Contact us on 0300 1113555 if you are unsure who this is.
To help the fire service with the evacuation of the building, we may provide them with basic information about anyone who tells us that they need assistance. This basic information will be stored in a secure area to protect our customers data.
Anyone can complete an online home safety check (link to HFSC (safelincs.co.uk)). Depending on the outcome of your online survey, the fire service may ask to complete a home safety visit to discuss how to live safely in your home.
Customers may be eligible for adaptations or equipment to support them with evacuating the building. More information about adaptations can be found in CHS’ Tenancy Handbook.