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Changing Places Awareness Day 2018

17th Jul 2018

Changing Places Awareness Day 2018 

Thursday July 19th 2018 marks the third annual Changing Places Awareness Day and 12 years since the campaign began!

Changing Places Awareness day is all about celebrating all that the campaign has achieved and helping to raise more vital awareness of the life changing difference Changing Places toilets make to peoples lives. 


What is planned?

  • We will be announcing the winners of this year's People's Choice Award! Thank you to everyone who voted. 

  • We will publish a short campaign report which highlights the campaign's achievements over the past year and sets out our goals for the future.

  • We will have a regional press release highlighting the areas where there aren't any Changing Places toilets. 

  • We will be making a lot of noise on social media including sharing some infographics displaying key statistics which highlight the importance of the campaign. 

Exciting plans from campaigners

  • Jane and Gillian from Access for all UK have been busy connecting with Changing Places campaigns abroad to ensure that many international campaigns are involved in the 2018 Changing Places awareness day as well

  • Jane and Gillian are also planning on climbing Mam Tor mountain in Derbyshire with a portable Changing Places toilet. At the summit, they'll provide a training session on the portable Changing Places toilet. Anyone is welcome to join them on their hike! 

  • Blickling Estate is using Changing Places Awareness Day to highlight the work they have been doing to improve access at their property. Until September, you can find the Mobiloo there at every second Tuesday of the month and they're hoping to gain support to keep this going beyond September. Thanks to campaigner Emma Spagnola who has been working with them to make it happen!

Your plans could be featured here too! We would love to hear from anyone who has plans to mark Changing Places Awareness Day. Please get in touch and let us know.   


How to get involved?

  • Spread the word! Let people know that on the 19th July you will be talking all things Changing Places toilets. One way you can do this is by supporting the Changing Places thunderclap. 

  • Do a media story about the Changing Places toilet campaign. 

  • Snap a CPselfie! Take a photo of yourself in or near a Changing Places toilet or holding a sign about Changing Places. If you want to go further, why not print off Alison's amazing CPselfie kit or this special #CPAD version? You can challenge friends and family to do one too (make sure you share them with us too. 

  • Add a Changing Places Twibbon to your Twitter or Facebook profile picture. 

  • Take on a challenge to raise awareness of the need for more Changing Places toilets. In the past people have run, cycled and squatted to raise awareness of the need for more Changing Places toilets. 

Thank you for all your support and let's make the 19th July a day to remember!