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NicoleMcln

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I’m looking for some advice, this is my first campaign and I’m trying everything to push it even writing a blog post & creating #iTalkDisability hastag as support.

https://www.nicolefrancesca.co.uk/the-campaign-cp/

Changing places will benefit not only myself + daughter but so many disabled people in my area. Why are my local MPs not getting back to me how can I get thier attention?

A reporter from Granada Reports is interested in my campaign which I’m happy about however they’re getting responses from the council to questions I’m asking and I’m recieving nothing but silence!

It’s so frustrating! Has anybody has success and had Changing places fitted due to thier campaigns? I’d be so grateful if you could respond.

This is my campaign petiton

https://www.change.org/p/north-west-councils-make-it-mandatory-for-changing-places-facilities So far it has almost 5000 signatures miniscule compared to others but clearly there is a need.

20 November 2017 11:21 AM # 1

John Sinclair

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Hi Nicole,

We have invented MigLoo, a fully adaptable, mobile and flexible accredited Changing Place.

We are having some success in getting the product recognised - an MP is visiting us in January and we believe we may be having the TV and press at the event.

There are 2 sizes to MigLoo

MigLoo Festival is a full sized Changing Place, exceeding the specification. It is designed for events, festivals and tourist sites. We do hire them, but need to get the message across that it’s OK to build a fixed Changing Place in the middle of a town, but if people have to leave an event in a park to visit the Changing place, they probably won’t return.

MigLoo Freedom is a smaller iteration of the Festival and is designed for individual/family use. It is carried on the roofrack of a family car.

Please look at http://www.migloo.co.uk for the full details.

Both products are sub £7000, so are easily afforded by businesses and institutions.

We’d be happy to get involved with your campaign.

Drop me an email on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call me on 07789 147663

Thanks Nicole,

John

07 January 2018 07:27 PM # 2

Rachel George

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I have had some successes locally,  with several places due to open theirs this year.

Always aim high and be persistent. You don’t need to push for the full specification 3x4m as that is the ideal gold standard for a new build. They can be fitted into smaller spaces.

Always request a full ‘H’ track ceiling hoist as that is the safest option. A height adjustable changing table can be wall mounted or free standing.  Differently priced options are available.  A height adjustable basin is lovely but, as long as there is room for a wheelchair user to access it without their footplate hitting the pedestal it will be fine.

Check out Vaila Morrison (Inclusive Home on social media) as she will show you a variety of drawings for workable options.

Along with another campaigner, I met with a local councillor recently.  I had met with her previously to show her the reality of disabled toilets so she already understood the problem. Our council will now put them in any new buildings which they are involved with and are looking at ways to get it into the local plan.

You can make a difference.  Aim high and persist!

07 January 2018 10:47 PM # 3

John Sinclair

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Hi all,

Rachel, great response, but you insinuate that anything except an H track is unsafe. All of our MigLoo products, as you know, have a gantry, and are designed as such for a variety of very important reasons. They are built to conform to all EU health & safety and lifting standards, so your post is a little misleading to others, as it is a subjective view.

We’d be very grateful if you could amend your post, as it impacts negatively on our product, essentially calling it unsafe.

Thanks Rachel - when your post is amended, I’ll remove this post as well.

John :)

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