World Toilet Day

I rarely miss an opportunity to go to the toilet so I’m not going to miss this opportunity to talk about them! Today is World Toilet day (19th November); a day to highlight the global need for sanitation and appropriate toilets.

Positive changes are being made for disabled people but it’s shocking that the number of Changing Places in the whole of the UK is comparable to the number of ‘normal’ toilets in Wembley Stadium!

We (and lots of Quinns’ friends) need more Changing Places like the one below to allow us to do everything from simple everyday tasks like food shopping to fun days out.

Example Changing Place toilet

Big Sister is getting really fed up hearing me talk about Changing Places but it’s so important I won’t stop until they’re everywhere.

So if you want to help shut me up make sure you tell everyone you know about them. Check out shopping centres, supermarkets, parks etc to see if they’ve got a Changing Place. Most importantly if you haven’t already ask your MP to attend the reading of the Accessible Toilet Bill on 23rd November (the new legislation only covers Scotland and we like to visit family and friends in England sometimes too).

4 thoughts on “World Toilet Day

  1. […] People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis may need the additional equipment and space afforded by a Changing Places toilet in order to be able to use the toilets safely and comfortably.  This post from the Quinns, Trains and Cerebral Palsy blog explains things much better than I can.  And this one… […]


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