Paula Sherriff MP is today (Wednesday 27 June) putting forward a Ten Minute Rule Bill around Changing Places toilets.
Nic Bungay, Director of Campaigns, Care and Information and Muscular Dystrophy UK, which co-chairs the Changing Places Consortium, said:
Muscular Dystrophy UK and the Changing Places Consortium would like to thank Paula for bringing this important campaign to the attention of Parliament. Without access to Changing Places toilets, over a quarter of a million people who have severe disabilities are faced with a choice of not going out or being changed on a toilet floor. By building more Changing Places toilets, we can tackle the exclusion many disabled people face.
We will not rest until Changing Places toilets become commonplace across the UK, and we will continue to work with Paula and all our campaigners to push for changes to legislation to ensure this becomes reality.
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About muscle-wasting conditions
- More than 70,000 children and adults in the UK have a muscle-wasting condition.
- Muscle-wasting conditions may be inherited or strike out of the blue. These conditions cause muscles to weaken and waste over time, leading to increasingly severe disability. Some affect the heart and muscles vital for breathing, cutting lives short.
Muscular Dystrophy UK
- Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for 70,000 children and adults living with muscle-wasting conditions. We provide vital information, advice and support to help people live as independently as possible. We accelerate progress in research and drive the campaign for access to emerging treatments.