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Mik Scarlet
Broadcaster, Journalist, Actor, Musician, Access/Inclusion Expert & Wheelchair User. All views my own. Happily married to .
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Mik Scarlet 4h
Compared to Camden I've always found Derby pretty accessible, & the council is keen to improve. I'm advising on the Market Hall development & its going to be amazing for access.
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Mik Scarlet 6h
Surely he's lucky profits didn't drop by 49%? I won't be drinking in one of his pubs ever again.
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Mik Scarlet 9h
Replying to @krishalpin
Maybe try stretching the time between doses. I found going up to 6 hours between really helped with the feeling crap.
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Mik Scarlet 9h
Replying to @krishalpin
I'd be interested in the make of the meds. I've been finding every prescription is filled with a different pharmacy company. Some have different effects than others. I changed my medication due to it. The quality control isn't what it used to be.
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Mik Scarlet 9h
I don't get why so many in favour of lessening vehicular traffic are against black cabs. Allowing them to charge less would make them a perfect solution for those, including disabled people, who can't easily use other means of transport.
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Mik Scarlet 11h
What is a precondition of every action by a public body is they carry out EqIAs & act on them. All LTNs should have one & all negative impacts mitigated. As an LTN is being installed on my road with no consultation & no obvious mitigation, legal procedures aren't obvious too.
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Mik Scarlet 11h
Problem is also around many disabled & older people only being able to use cars, either their own, family's, carer's or taxis. I'm not against improving our pedestrian & cycle infrastructure but I don't see any inclusive thinking atm.
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Mik Scarlet 11h
There's loads going in. Including one on my street. No consultation or even advance notice. Closing a major access route with other closures meaning disabled & older people are negativity impacted. All I want is for this to be done legally & solutions to impacts highlighted.
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Mik Scarlet 12h
Not the current "emergency" covid policy. TfL are bunging around finding & councils are snapping it up to install schemes that promise consultation over the next year. They should all have assessments for the broader policy around changing transport infrastructure. Should! 😂
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Mik Scarlet 12h
There needs to be an EqIA for the policy, then for each scheme, highlighting issues such as safety, access etc & outlining mitigation of negative impacts. Too often these are not completed correctly. They're a tool to ensure a successful project, not a box tick.
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Mik Scarlet 12h
As a local disabled person & leading UK expert on inclusive design & PSED, there has been no specific consultation with Disabled people. As this is required, along with other protected groups under the Equality Act, whatever Camden might have carried out isn't legally compliant.
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Mik Scarlet 12h
By implementing these schemes without a prior EqIA, properly carried out with full consultation with protected groups, as a guide to individual schemes being implemented atm due to C19, all the schemes will fall fowl of legal action. If only councils followed PSED.
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Mik Scarlet 14h
As I said, it's part of a solution not the solution. I know York had removed vehicular access in many places & closed blue badge bays. Very much a single view approach. Let's hope as the year trial continues things will change.
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Mik Scarlet 14h
Sadly councils UK wide as using the emergency to roll out all manner of ill conceived schemes without the legal consultation. It's meant to be carried out over the next year, but money is being spent & lives blighted.
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Mik Scarlet 15h
Every now & then there's a song that captures the time perfectly. This was on a playlist of a goth club I used to dance the night away in in my youth as I drove to my hospital appointment & it struck me this is the theme tune for 2020.
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Mik Scarlet 15h
Watching parliament is making my blood boil. My brother was fired from his job in AV for live events the moment furlough expected employers to pay towards it. The government has now prevented live events for 6 months +. So my 52 year old brother must retrain or starve.
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Mik Scarlet 16h
Replying to @GrandadWheels
I shouted my details up the flight to the receptionist. Nothing like privacy eh?
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Mik Scarlet 16h
Sadly what's happening is all traffic is being seen as bad. For many a vehicle is their only accessible means of transport, yet this is not being considered. 4 wheels bad, 2 wheels good is a mantra that excludes too many.
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Mik Scarlet 17h
I don't think anyone can imagine, unless it's happened to them, what it feels like to continuously be excluded from day to day life. Whether it's little things, like inaccessible waiting rooms or big stuff, like no way of getting in or no toilet, the constant othering isn't on.
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Mik Scarlet 17h
I have a huge soft spot for Glasgow. Always found the people wonderful & it's one of the better accessible cities. Not perfect but where is? Did raise moving there but Di is worried its too cold. 😂
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