Response to 5 News’ report on Changing Places toilets

Clare Lucas, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Muscular Dystrophy UK, which co-chairs the Changing Places Consortium, said:

“It’s incredibly disappointing that almost a third of NHS Trusts have not applied for Government funding to install Changing Places toilets. It is crucial that hospitals have fully accessible Changing Places toilets so that people can attend important appointments or visit friends and family.

“We hear too many stories of disabled people considering options as extreme as surgery or not leaving the house all because there are not enough Changing Places toilets. There is still time for hospitals to apply for funding and we would strongly encourage them to do so to help tackle the exclusion thousands of disabled people face.” 

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