Would you change your baby on the dirty toilet floor?

(2 Posts)
JulieC1976 Tue 28-May-13 08:03:40

Please could you have a look at the petition below which we are running. Then sign it and pass it to friends and family.
Thank you
Julie

www.change.org/petitions/motorway-service-station-operators-provide-toilets-for-all-disabled-people

SoupDragon Tue 28-May-13 08:05:55

You might want to make it clearer in your post what the petition is about

Thousands of people with physical and/or learning disabilities cannot use standard disabled toilets because they cannot walk or stand. They need support from one or two carers to use the toilet or to have their incontinence pad changed.

Standard disabled toilets do not provide changing benches or hoists to lift the person on to the toilet or bench. Most are too small to accommodate more than one person. Without 'Changing Places' toilets, the person with disabilities is put at risk, and families/carers are forced to risk their own health and safety by lying their daughter, son or loved one on a toilet floor.

This is dangerous, unhygienic, humiliating and undignified. We take it for granted that we would not change a baby on the floor of a public toilet - so why on earth is this acceptable for disabled adult people?

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