Just weeks after presenting the Sudocrem Changing Rooms Award to The Usual Place in Dumfries, in partnership with PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society), the topic is back on the news agenda and creating a stir in the House of Commons.
On the 27th June 2018, Paula Sherriff MP introduced a 10-minute rule bill, supporting Changing Places, at the House of Commons. The bill asked for Changing Places Toilets to be made mandatory in all large new buildings.
“We’re fully behind this bill and the Changing Places Campaign”, says Nick Lang, UK Head of Marketing Teva OTC. “Sudocrem are proud to be at the forefront of activity to improve facilities for disabled children. Our award scheme recognises the people and places leading the way, but more needs to happen and that’s why this bill is so important”.
Notes to Editors:
The National Childbirth Trust was established in 1956. It is a UK-based charity offering information and support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. It has worked with Sudocrem on the Baby Changing Room Awards for 3 years.
PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) was established in 1992 and supports people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Ten years ago, PAMIS cofounded the Changing Places Consortium and campaign to develop fully accessible toilets in the UK. A Changing Places toilet must be 12 square meters and have an adjustable bench, a tracking hoist, peninsula toilets and a stoma shelf.
Date of preparation: May 2018