Who are they for?
Research has found that over a quarter of a million severely disabled people, including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, do not have access to public toilet facilities that meet their needs.
In the UK the number of people who would benefit from a Changing Places toilet would include approximately:
- 40,000 people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
- 130,000 older people, including people with Dementia and Alzheimer's
- 30,000 people with muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular conditions
- 30,000 people with cerebral palsy
- 13,000 people with an acquired brain injury
- 8,500 people with Multiple Sclerosis
- 8,000 people with Spina Bifida
- 500 people with Motor Neurone Disease
We also know that the number of people with complex disabilities is growing – we are all living longer, meaning many more people are likely to need access to a Changing Places toilet in the future.
These figures come from a report by Professor James Hogg, at the University of Dundee. Read the full research (PDF)