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    GOOD LOO/BAD LOO closing door optional

    How does everyone cope with the disabled loos in the outside world. do they design them on purpose to be impossible for chair users to enter and be independent or even have enough room for a carer in as well. not unusual to be forced to have to cope with the door left open as no room .

    and dont get me started on the babyy change being left down. would upload pics of the worst loo in scotland but dont know how lol

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    #119386
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    Hmm, I’ve had no real issues with getting me in my chair and my carer into the disabled cubicle. Sometimes it is a little like a dance training hokey Coker caper to get my up, to the loo, disrobed, sat sitted, up, re-robed and back into the chair.

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    #119399
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    ahh classic loo dance.

    door opened in the way. door stuck and had to wait half hour to be rescued.

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    #119418
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    Interesting you should say that, they are a nightmare to get in and out, and can be a testament to your driving skills. But what makes me really infuriated is when they are being used by able bodied people rather then having to walk a few yards further. I am currently in dispute with a hospital about this very thing, where I had to wait for one of their senior clinical staff to come out before I could get in.
    The other concern that I have with disabled loos is that the key to them can be bought for a couple of quid anywhere making them available to all and sundry. Is nothing sacred nowadays.

    Mike

    PS I often used the baby changing facilities when I was with any of my seven children. I would put them on that drop down thing, but nothing ever worked. They were still the same noisy child afterwards. Was there another button to press or something to get the quieter model?

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    #119425
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    nah kids only come in sticky and loud.. omg 7 of em.

    I am not too militant of seemingly able bods using, never know how good a peeps bladder control is. but hate when they smoke in them. I do however think that they should have the decency to be quick and if there is a line let the actual disabled, oaps and kids go ahead.

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    #119455
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    Do you mean that all kids are supposed to be sticky and loud. My goodness I wish that someone would have told me that before I started and I would have bought a TV earlier.

    So many love songs, so little love.

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    #119648
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    my local Weatherspoons gets me. the door opens outwards and there is no door handle.so you have to unlock the door with the key, then turn the key halfway, then pull onthe key to open the door out toward you. all the time praying that you don’t lose your grip on the key, otherwise you go staggering backward in to the pub or fall over.then when you come out of the toilet. if you push the door too hard, its that heavy you can end up slamming it into whoever is sat at the table behind the door. apart from the door, I cant fault the toilet layout. its more than large enough
    to fit a wheelchair and carer in there. there is one thing that puzzles me though with all disabled toilets. just why do they put them plastic grab handles, with grooves on the wall. you cant grip
    them for the life of you.

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    #119655
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    grab bars. my OT made me have this type (till I upgraded) but I ended up with a sore as my hand kept sliping. ok in your own home but think of the bugs in the grooves from a public loo.

    I was at a wotherspoons the other day. door did have a grab bar (ment to take pic) but it was at knee level and horizontal and door was a mega heavy fire door. no way to pull and reverse chair without leaning over and risking kissing carpet. every time I let bar go to grab edge the blinking thing sucked closed. had a good go at it soo probs on youtub by now.

    the no handle thing really annoys me. I did have a key with extra long bit and wide round bit which helped but I lost it. could never find another like this.

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    #119730
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    One of the most odd “disabled loos” I ever used was in our city hospital. It was plenty big enough (could easily have got a football team in there) but once seated on the loo, the grab rails either side were up at ear level, and the toilet roll hung on the wall was way out of reach! It was so ridiculous – don’t know how on earth anyone thought it suitable.

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    #119733
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    always find it a bit odd that the sink is sometimes practically on your knee beside the WC. no wonder they are hanging off the wall in lots of loos, they are just asking for peeps like me to lean on the sink to transfers.

    does anyone actually use the sink while on the loo before jumping back over to your chair.

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    #129250
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    What I don’t understand is tile flooring in a disabled loo. Yes it’s pretty, but, seriously?

    Also, worst disabled toilet I’ve come across has tiled flooring and the door opens inwards…and there’s a plastic baby change table behind the door.

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    #129255
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    Often find the Floor in Popular fast food joint with big yellow M to be very greasy in the loos. like zero grip

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    #129258
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    Our local Asda one today was very spacious!

    Non slip composite floor and all the rails
    and things in the right place.

    Even an opening and closing mechanism that my
    hands could easily manage.

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    #129704
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    Sorry to go a teeny bit OT here guys but I have a radar key but it doesn’t open all disabled toilet doors. Is that normal?

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    #129740
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    Sorry to go a teeny bit OT here guys but I have a radar key but it doesn’t open all disabled toilet doors. Is that normal?

    shouldnt be the norm but I have also found that key feels too short for some doors. more so outside loo doors.

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