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DfT Provides More Funding for Changing Places Toilets

Posted in General News on Monday, September 23rd, 2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) has been working in partnership with Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) to provide funding for a further 22 motorway service stations across the country to have Changing Places toilets fitted. There are a quarter of a million people in the UK who require access to Changing Places facilities because they need the extra space and specialist equipment provided. Thanks to this funding, more than a third of the country’s motorway service stations are set to be fitted with Changing Places toilets. These facilities help to make long journeys more viable for a huge number of disabled people and this is why a second round of funding is now being launched to help install more Changing Places toilets at A-road service stations. The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, commented: “In a modern country, everyone should be able to travel. Despite improvements in some areas, we need our roadside services to be better for the quarter of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This is why we would like to go even further by extending this to the trunk road network. I encourage as many operators as possible to apply for funding, to open up our road network to everyone who wants to use it.”

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