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Special Needs Families: Autumn is coming

The summer holidays have ended which can only mean one thing, the season is changing…

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Special Needs: Riding the Bus

Sebastian has been riding a bus to school for the past three years. He commutes to…

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The Great Nappy Debate

When I heard that Loose Women would be talking about “The great nappy debate”…

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by Laura Moore
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Does the UK lead the way when it comes to Changing Places?

The official changing places campaign has been running for over 10 years and we currently…

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by Firefly Community
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Accessibility: What is a radar key?

A radar key is an extremely large key which will unlock over 10,000 “accessible”…

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by Firefly Community
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Special Needs Campaigns: 11 Reasons not to provide an adult sized bench and hoist

It is estimated that at least 1 in 260 people in the UK require an adult sized changing…

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by Firefly Community
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Accessibility and Inclusion Shouldn’t be a Luxury

Now that Amy is a sizeable child days out are becoming more of a challenge when it…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Where you will find a Mobiloo this August

There are so many fun things going on during the summer holidays which many families…

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by Firefly Community
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Special Needs Campaigns: What do you know about BS8300?

The BS8300 is the British Standard that deals with accessibility in buildings which…

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by Firefly Community
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What does it mean to be a special needs campaigner?

Campaigner Noun A person who works in an organised and active way towards a goal.

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by Firefly Community
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The things we resort to when there has been no bench and hoist

It is estimated that 1 in 260 people in the UK need an adult sized changing bench…

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10 More UK Tourist Attractions with a Changing Places Toilet

We all know that one of the biggest challenges faced by families with disabled children…

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Tilgate Park officially opens Space to Change

Crawley Borough Council has officially opened what is believed to be the first hoist-assisted…

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Retailer Next disappoints with NO Changing Places toilet

As an avid campaigner for change for disabled people I am used to rejection.

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Changing Places Closure

The Changing Places toilet located at the Boating Lake in Cleethorpes has been closed.

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by Firefly Community
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Changing Places: My Proudest Achievements

We recently introduced you to 10 famous faces in the world of accessible toilet campaigning.

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by Firefly Community
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No toilets available!

How often do you visit a public toilet when you are away from your home?

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Accessible Toilet Campaigners: 10 Famous Faces

The power of the people should never be underestimated.

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by Firefly Community
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Tilgate Park provides Space to Change

Tilgate Park will become a must visit venue for special needs families.

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by Firefly Community
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Swedish home-ware giant provides Space to Change

I'm ridiculously excited by this news even though I don't live anywhere near…

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Special Needs Mum targets shopping complex

Karen England is yet another special needs parent hitting the headlines for…

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Woburn Safari Park criticised for toilet provision

Woburn Safari Park in Milton Keynes, England has been criticised on social media…

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by Firefly Community
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Space to Change Toilets make great business sense

If you are a regular reader of Firefly blogs you will probably already know the reasons…

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by Laura Moore
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Attract more customers by making ‘Space to Change’

Making better use of existing toilet space could help grow your customer base.

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Space to Change for Portsmouth Port Customers

Well done Portsmouth International Port! It has become one of the most inclusive…

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by Firefly Community
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Space to Change for Cornwall Services

One of Britain’s newest service stations, Cornwall Services is doing…

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by Firefly Community
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Space to Change Wheelchair Accessible Toilets

The advent of a new concept in ‘away from home’ accessible toileting…

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Space to Change: Raising Awareness

Space to Change Champion in Northern Ireland, Claire Smyth had an amazing opportunity…

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Changing Tables

Parenting a child with special needs changes your view of the world.  

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Space to Change - A Firefly Campaign

Many of you will be familiar with Firefly Products, the amazing Upsee, the Scooot…

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