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To think that an event lasting 12 hours might have at least one toilet sutible for a wheelchair

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KIMItheThreadSlayer Sun 30-Aug-09 22:12:18

Well am I?
It is DS2 9th birthday and so we took him along to the London night jump
(wake boarding, moter cross, stunt bikes and so on) whole family went including my mother who uses a wheelchair, so I go to the loo and it is all pota potties, mum needed the loo so I ask do you have a toilet with wheelchair access,
Bloke ! says um not sure and gets bloke 2 who looks at mum and says can she walk at all, to which I reply well no as you can see she has a leg missing, something I would consider vital for said walking!

So he says that they did order a disabled toilet but it did not show up and I should talk to the toilet people (Oh I intend to) he then take me to the vip bit to see if the loo they have there is any good, and of coarse it is not so he suggest we take mum to a near by pub to see if they have a loo for wheelchair users.
So what disabled people never need a pee is that it?
Have a leg removed and get the constitution of a camel?

I am so fucking cross, in the end we brought mum home, if the toilet with wheelchair access did not get delivered then they should have got on the phone and yelled at someone it it did,
Ok I know my mother is now one of the sub classes, but FFS 12 hour event and NO toilet fit for a disabled person to use.

London Night Jump should be ashamed.

Tuesday morning I will be on the phone yelling at people, mark my words.

Rant over (I am so not being unreasonable)

MoonHasMosquitoBites Sun 30-Aug-09 22:17:43

Kimi you need to get yourself familiar with the DDA (if you haven't already) and start throwing some threats around, notwithstanding that, they are breaking all sorts of regulations.

You are definately NBU! They should be ashamed.

KIMItheThreadSlayer Sun 30-Aug-09 22:20:24

Will be googleing tomorrow, I know it is illegal not to have a toilet for disabled people, I told the bloke so but he said take it up with the loo hire people

hambler Sun 30-Aug-09 22:22:50

of course you are not BU

Hangingbellyofbabylon Sun 30-Aug-09 22:26:08

absolute pile of shite, can imagine how cross you must feel angry I'd be tempted to take it to one of the national papers.

MoonHasMosquitoBites Sun 30-Aug-09 22:27:33

It's not up to the loo people it's up to the owners of the premises / organiser of the event. Do not be fobbed off, if noone makes a fuss then these morons will never change. An accessible loo is the most basic thing they should provide, in reality there should be a lot more provision for people with disabilities by law.

2shoes Sun 30-Aug-09 22:29:22

yanbu, bloody disgraceful

KIMItheThreadSlayer Mon 31-Aug-09 09:46:35

I might call the papers

purepurple Mon 31-Aug-09 09:49:02

That's awful
and get on the phone now!

Trillian Mon 31-Aug-09 10:00:23

shock that is really bad, and they did not seem to care if they said it was the toilet company to blame,

Can you imagine the out cry if the had toilets for whites only, or only brown eyed people, or people who earn more then 50k a year, disabled people always get poor treatment.

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 31-Aug-09 10:22:21

welcome to my life! Honestly, they think disabled people don't need to pee ever!
The organisers are responisble under the DDA for all access needs. Get a refund.

weegiemum Mon 31-Aug-09 10:25:13

Complain, complain!

My dd2 is currently in a wheelchair or Major Buggy, and her movement is very restriced.

Recently went to a restaurant where disabled toilet was upstairs, able to get to it only through the kitchen and in a goods lift!

Screech! Do!

Its not right!

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 31-Aug-09 10:26:55

lack of disabled toilets are bad enough, you try changing facilities for nappies in the over 5's. Rarer than Hens teeth.

weegiemum Mon 31-Aug-09 10:37:38

Riven, I never thought of that blush

You are amazing! No idea how you cope!!

(I don't know if you read my msg on another thread, that you never came back to - that my dd2 who has a temporary wheelchair has been totally inspired by the "lovely girl with red hair from MN in a wheelchair" - your dd! - to keep on plugging away at sitting down type stuff. Its hard going for us - a million times more for you !!! I know - but your dd has been a real inspiration to my temporarily disabled dd. SO thanks!)

Phoenix4725 Mon 31-Aug-09 10:56:44

scream blue murder its disgusting that not one place to go

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 31-Aug-09 11:50:39

I didn't see that weegie. What thread?

As for toilets. Back in ye olden days there was a bit of a we'll bloody well breastfeed here then type thing cos of lack of acceptance over bf or facilities. maybe we should do that with toilets too grin

KIMItheThreadSlayer Mon 31-Aug-09 15:43:33

I will let you know how my complaining goes.
Ok so London night jump was an extream sports event and I guess they thought not many people in wheelchairs like moto x and wake boarding and so on, however there but for the grace of God, only need to make one mistake and the people who do these sports could end up in a wheelchair, bet they would have a re-think about toilets then.

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 31-Aug-09 16:18:07

<climbs on soapbox> its one of my bugbears. People still think disabled poeple stay at home dribbling gently angry

KIMItheThreadSlayer Mon 31-Aug-09 19:55:19

The irony was that they were raising money for among other things Help for hero's , a lot of Ex army end up in wheelchairs!

chegirl Tue 01-Sep-09 18:25:18

Total crap.

Complain all the way.

Disabled people pay tax and spend money too.

An accessible toilet is not an act of charity.

GoAwayMrWappy Wed 02-Sep-09 10:19:47

Kimi did you do anything about this?

MissSunny Wed 02-Sep-09 10:38:06

Message withdrawn

KIMItheThreadSlayer Wed 02-Sep-09 21:17:47

I have emailed complaints and a letter to the news papre. Will let you know what happens

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