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MDUK partnering with the DfT

29th Nov 2018

Consortium co-chairs partnering with the Department for Transport 


We are delighted that it has been announced that our co-chairs, Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK), will be working with the Department for Transport to allocate £2 million of funding for Changing Places toilets to be installed at motorway service stations across England.
The funding was announced as part of the government’s Inclusive Transport Strategy, which aims to provide equal access to the transport network by 2030.
Catherine Woodhead, Chief Executive of Muscular Dystrophy UK, said:
“We welcome the Department for Transport’s investment in Changing Places toilets at motorway service stations across England. By building more Changing Places across the road network, disabled people and their families can travel in the knowledge there will be fully accessible toilets they can use safely and with dignity.
Investing in Changing Places toilets means we can tackle the exclusion many disabled people face. We look forward to working in partnership with the Department for Transport and our campaigners in delivering this project.”


We would like to say a big thank you to all the campaigners who have worked so hard to make the issue of Changing Places at service stations a Government priority. Particular recognition must go to Tony Clough who has been campaigning on this issue for many years and to Zack Kerr whose hugely successful petition caught the attention of the Government and service provider- both campaigners have played a vital role in increasing awareness and provision of Changing Places toilets at service stations. We hope that this money will now see Changing Places toilets installed across the English network.  
Below is a list of the service stations in the UK that currently have a registered Changing Places toilet: 
1. Moto Services Cherwell Valley M40 Junction 10 England 2. Moto Services Toddington M1 Junction 11-12 England 3. Welcome Break Services Membury M4 Junction 14-15 England 4. Welcome Break Services South Mimms M25 Junction 23 England 5. Welcome Break Services Hopwood Park M42 Junction 2 England 6. Welcome Break Services Gordano M5 Junction 19 England 7. Welcome Break Corley North Highfield Lane England 8. Cornwall Services Victoria Interchange England 9. Donington Moto Services M1 Junction 23A Castle Donington England 10. Thurrock Moto Services Junction 30&31 M25 Arterial Road England 11. Roadchef M6 Toll Junction M6 Toll Junction T6/T7 Bettys Lane England 12. Moto Services Exeter M5 Junction 30 England 13. Welcome Break- Newport Pagnell Newport Pagnell Services England 14. Moto Services Southwaite (North Bound) M6 Northbound England 15. Welcome Break Keele (Southbound) M6 Southbound England 16. Roadchef Clacket Lane East bound Junction 5/6 of M25 Westerham England 17. Welcome Break Services Fleet M3 Junction 4a-5 England 18. Welcome Break Charnock Services Junction 27/28 Mill Lane England 19. Cairn Lodge Services (M74) M74 Scotland 20. M74 Annandale Motorway Serv M74, Johnstonbridge Scotland 21. Welcome Break Sarn Park Sarn Park Wales