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22 January 2017

Real life stories

Read how Changing Places are Changing Lives 

My son has to be changed on the toilet floor.
Alfie’s mum, Samantha Buck, shares her experiences, explaining why she often has to change her son on the floor of a public toilet.

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Dawn Fidler, Josh’s mum, tells us all about her incredible son Josh, and why she is working with Mencap and the Changing Places campaign…
 

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Changing Places campaigners are working hard across the UK in many different ways to spread the word and let others know why Changing Places are so important.   Read More...
Paul Murray and his supporter never thought it was possible to go to something like the Olympic Games - even when he lived just down the road. By having Changing Places toilets available at the Olympic Park, more people like Paul were able to be part of it!
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What a difference a Changing Places toilet makes. 
Lowri is 12 years old and has a condition called Rett Syndrome which means she is totally dependant on her family for all activities of daily living. In their powerful video clip Bethan explains the difference this makes to a family day out in Nottingham and why she believes Changing Places toilets have to be the next step in public toilet provision.

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"My name is Leroy Binns. I work in the Campaigns and Policy team as a campaigns assistant and on the Changing Places campaign. Mencap is also part of the Changing Places consortium.
What have I been doing on the Changing Places campaign?

 

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Fiona is 31 years old and enjoys a variety of activities, including shopping, bowling, and visiting friends. However, Fiona is often unable to get and about to do the things she loves – simply because there is nowhere for her to use the toilet.
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Craig is 19 years old, from Angus, Scotland. He loves visits to the cinema, ten pin bowling and animal parks. Like any teenager, he loves to go shopping for clothes, DVDs and music. Craig is an outdoor person, and loves going out and about for the day.
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Joyce is 33 and is events and promotions officer for the organisation PAMIS. Joyce really enjoys her work – which has only been made possible because a Changing Places toilet has been installed in the building she works in.

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Simon is a young man who lives in Cambridge. He has a profound learning disability, epilepsy and scoliosis. He is a wheel-chair user who needs 24-hour support with all aspects of his care, including going to the toilet.

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