accessible toilets

Closomat Cries Out for Installation of More Changing Places Toilets Across UK

Accessible toileting specialist Closomat has highlighted the importance of Changing Places facilities for disabled people, following the Government’s proposals to increase the number of Changing Places toilets in the UK. Around 6 million people in the UK are affected by continence issues, according to the latest figures from the NHS. For many, conventional ‘away from home’ toilets are still not suitable; they need more space, and/or equipment – a Changing Places toilet. Changing Places toilets are wheelchair-accessible units that are spacious and include a bench and hoist, which allow disabled people to use the toilet with dignity. It can help people with a wide range of disabilities, including people living with stroke, continence issues, cerebral palsy, arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Read more.

Source: ATtoday, January 21, 2019

school girl education

One More Mom-To-Teenage-Daughter Talk: The School Bathroom

It’s early morning and your teenage daughter runs out the door to school. Much will happen today that you may or may not hear about when you see her again tonight. It’s unlikely that you will hear anything about the school restrooms, yet during her day at school, your daughter is developing habits that can affect her bladder for her lifetime [1]. Three hours into the school day your daughter needs to urinate but doesn’t ask to leave her class because she can’t afford to miss information that will be on this week’s exam. Also this teacher gives extra credit to students who don’t ask for bathroom breaks. A minute later her urge to urinate is gone. During her short passing period to lunch she walks by the restroom, but is too busy texting her friend and doesn’t stop. She eats her lunch and heads to her next class. Suddenly she feels her bladder again. She heads to the bathroom but turns around because the floor looks dirty. Sitting down in class she crosses her legs and does not feel her bladder so much, which is good because her teacher does not allow bathroom breaks right after lunch. Read more.

Source: Huffington Post, November 21, 2016