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Learning Disability Week 2009, 22-28 June

Feb 25, 2009

(Mencap). As part of Learning Disability Week, Mencap, together with the Changing Places Consortium, is campaigning for fully accessible toilets – with a hoist, changing bench and plenty of space – to be installed in all big public places, including city centres, shopping centres, arts venues, hospitals and motorway service stations. Standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Without access to Changing Places toilets, carers are often forced to change family members with PMLD on a dirty toilet floor with little or no privacy. The alternative is to limit outings to a couple of hours or not go out at all.

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