Level Playing Field is delighted to support the Changing Places campaign and to help raise awareness.
If you were planning a day out somewhere and only one of your potential destinations provided appropriate toilet facilities for all of the people who you were hoping to go with, where would you go?
Disabled people can and do determine choice – if they can’t access the required facilities on the day there’s every likelihood their whole group won’t go.
Disability is the largest minority group in any population. 250,000 disabled people in the UK require additional toilet facilities to those provided by an accessible toilet.
Without doubt, having access to a Changing Places facility determines whether some disabled people will attend a sports event.
Level Playing Field always recommends a Changing Places facility is provided at sports venues. Here are the ones that we know provide this facility:
Twickenham (Mobiloo provided at every International game)
Brighton and Hove Albion
Huddersfield (just off-site at the health and fitness centre)
Newcastle United (2)
Tottenham Hotspur (3 in the new stadium)
West Ham United
Preston North End
West Bromwich Albion
The Oval (Mobiloo for T20 and International games)
You can also read the Parliament Early Day Motion 1030 re Changing Places Toilets from 7th March 2018 here.
We congratulate Changing Places on 12 years of campaigning and the difference they have made. You can see their campaign leaflet ‘Changing Places, Changing Lives’ here, visit the Changing Places website at http://www.changing-places.org/ or follow them on Twitter @CP_Consortium or Facebook @ChangingPlacesUK.