Update from Grapevine Empowerment Service
On the 28th November, people in Polesworth met with staff from Grapevine and staff from Warwickshire County Council to talk about the Changing Places Campaign.
“The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people.
To use the toilet in safety and comfort, many people need to be able to access a Changing Places, which have more space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist.”
The people in Polesworth spoke up about the difference it would make to their daily lives to be able to go out without worrying about getting caught short!
We know there is a great need for accessible toilets in Warwickshire towns, and the good news is that Warwickshire County Council has some money to put some in.