A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

‘Good friends show their love in times of trouble, not just in times of happiness’…

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3 Ways to Help Siblings Bond when One has a Disability

I grew up as one of four children. There were times when we were best friends and…

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5 Things I am Tired of Hearing as a Parent of a Disabled Child

My son, William, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is a full-time wheelchair user. …

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When there’s no room for the basics

I have a question for you; what do you do when you have an individual who uses a…

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World Toilet Day

There’s a place we all need to visit when out in public. A place, that as we…

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Tesco orders additional 350 GoTo Shop Trolleys

Congratulations Community! We have exciting news to share with you. 

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Special Needs Parents: What would you expect to find in a public bathroom?

Have you ever been to a restaurant and enjoyed a lovely meal? At some point during…

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What I want you to know on World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Cerebral Palsy (CP) day will be celebrated on Friday 6 October in…

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Special Needs Campaign: Victory for Nascot Lawn

Campaigning parent carers in Hertfordshire are celebrating as their local short breaks…

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Special Needs Campaigns: Changing Places

13.3 million disabled people require better toilet facilities.

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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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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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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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4 Reasons your business should be accessible

There are so many things that businesses need to do to be accessible for everyone,…

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Special Needs Campaigns: Interview with Clos-o-mat’s Claire Haymes

Clos-o-mat are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of equipment for changing…

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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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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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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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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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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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Special Needs Campaign: Help us save our local respite centre

I am writing to tell you about the impending closure of NHS Nascot Lawn children's…

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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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Loo of the Year 2016

Ever wondered what the Loo of the Year Awards are all about?

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Sheffield: Venues with a Changing Places toilet

A local campaigner, Lynn Hobson recently got in touch...

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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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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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