Provide toilets for all disabled people
  • Petitioned Motorway Service Station Operators

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Motorway Service Station Operators

Provide toilets for all disabled people

    1. Tony Clough
    2. Petition by

      Tony Clough

      Lichfield, United Kingdom

Thousands of people with physical and/or learning disabilities cannot use standard disabled toilets because they cannot walk or stand. They need support from one or two carers to use the toilet or to have their incontinence pad changed.

Standard disabled toilets do not provide changing benches or hoists to lift the person on to the toilet or bench. Most are too small to accommodate more than one person. Without 'Changing Places' toilets, the person with disabilities is put at risk, and families/carers are forced to risk their own health and safety by lying their daughter, son or loved one on a toilet floor.

This is dangerous, unhygienic, humiliating and undignified.  We take it for granted that we would not change a baby on the floor of a public toilet - so why on earth is this acceptable for disabled adult people?

The Changing Places website gives further information: http://www.changing-places.org/

We all take it for granted that we can use the toilet at a motorway service station. 1 in 284 people in the UK need these facilities. However, currently there are only 2 service stations out of 100+ in the country which have Changing Places facilities.

The provision of these toilets in public places would make a dramatic difference to the lives of thousands of people who desperately need these facilities.

Please sign this petition to show service stations that in today's modern day and age everybody should be entitled to this basic human right.

To:
Motorway Service Station Operators
Provide toilets for all disabled people.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Lesley Odonnell REDDITCH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      I have a disabled grandson and a disabled son in law!

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    • Jackie Hamilton SWINDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      Work at a Special Educational Needs School

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    • Sally Edwards DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      How can this not be a priority? Fully accessible toilet facilities should be provided everywhere. This is about dignity and equality.

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    • Stuart kerr DORKING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      I am disabled and it is unfair on those who have to ly on the floor of a public toilet. it is up setting

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    • Teresa Culverwell TIPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      I have a severely disabled son needed 24/7 care in everything including his continence care. We can't get out often as there are no changing facilities for him, or else we have to rush out hoping we won't have to sort his continence care - very risky. Imagine not being able to go to a toilet or to not be changed for a day, it's appalling.

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