Dear Editor, Victoria Dibba (Letters, July 3) is so right to highlight the need for improved disabled toilet facilities in the city and nationally.

Mencap, along with 11 times Paralympic gold medallist Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, are fronting the Changing Places campaign to ensure that people with profound disabilities no longer have to use dirty toilet floors when an adult sized height-adjustable changing bench and hoist could be provided.

There are over 230,000 people in the UK who need a Changing Places toilet yet only 85 are available – none in Birmingham! Earlier this year a British Standard was published calling for provision in larger and public buildings. Sadly it is non-compulsory and the Building Regulations need to be changed accordingly.

Many Post readers will support the Mencap campaign. Hopefully by lobbying local MPs the issue will gain wider backing.

Steve Kirkham,
Grange Road,
Kings Heath,