Dear Editor, As a supporter of the Changing Places campaign, I think it is a disgrace that Birmingham City Council doesn’t provide public toilets that meet the needs of local people with severe disabilities and their carers.
People with profound and multiple learning disabilities need Changing Places toilets – with a hoist, changing bench and plenty of space. Without them carers are often forced to change their disabled loved-ones on dirty toilet floors.
Birmingham City Council has yet to install a Changing Places toilet. People with profound and multiple learning disabilities should have the same opportunities as everyone else. And carers have enough to contend with – let’s not make their lives harder by denying them the right to basic public facilities.
I encourage readers to take action sign the online petition about this important issue at www.mencap.org.uk/changelives.
Victoria Dibba, Bryant Street, Birmingham