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The Flush Mob

4th Jul 2016

The Flush Mob

More than 200 people joined the first ever flush mob in London's Trafalgar Square this month! Check out this video of our campaigners in action. 

The event raised awareness of the Changing Places campaign and the need for more Changing Places toilets.

Leroy Binns, who has a learning disability and works at Mencap, was one of the flush mob campaigners. He said: “So many disabled people and their families were able to enjoy the sporting events at the Olympic Park during London 2012, because there were fully accessible toilets and facilities. But across the whole of Greater London, there are only 29 Changing Places toilets. No one should have to be cared for while lying on a filthy, cramped toilet floor, or be forced to stay at home, because there isn’t a suitable toilet for them to use. We want disabled people to be able to enjoy the sights and events that London has to offer just like everyone else.”

Take a look at twitter to see what everyone has been talking about - just follow the hashtag #Flushmob.

The Changing Places campaign calls for more Changing Places toilets in public places, so that people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and others who need extra support can access the same opportunities as everyone else.