Why Do We Need CP toilets?
As campaigner Margaret Clough explains: you wouldn’t expect the change a baby on the floor, so why a child or adult?
Potenitial users of a Changing Places toilet
- 11million registered disabled people in UK
- 1.5m of those use a wheelchair
- 6.5million people with a bowel problem
- 1.5million people with a learning disability
- 1.2million people living with stroke
- 62,000 amputees
- 30,000 people with cerebral palsy
- 13,000 people with acquired brain injuries
- 8,500 people with multiple sclerosis
- 500 people with motor neurone disease
- 8,000 people with spina bifida
Beyond the moral obligation, it has financial benefits too: 20% of the average business’ customer base is disabled. Disabled people spend some £249billion a year! (Dept of Work & pensions) Research shows people choose NOT to use somewhere they believe does not have suitable toilets