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“Dignity is for everyone, everywhere, always”

July 18, 2015

Scope's Blog

It’s the summer holidays, so plenty of time for family trips! But what if you can’t go anywhere, because you won’t be able to use the loo?

Changing Places campaigns on behalf of disabled people who can’t use standard accessible toilets. They need changing places toilets which are publicly accessible with enough space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist. Here Sarah, a campaigner for Changing Places explains why it’s so important. 

I’ve been a Changing Places campaigner for four years. I became involved in the campaign after taking a young woman with profound and multiple learning disabilities I supported on a flight, only to realise that there was nowhere to change her once we arrived at the airport. I am a learning disability nurse and fighting the corner for people with a learning disability is something I do every day. I find no other…

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  1. July 18, 2015 6:46 pm

    I didn’t think you could have a hoist in a public disabled toilet because usually they are not all the same and some service uses will have specific ones.

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