As the only recognised mobile Changing Places operator based on the island, we have been successfully serving the communities of here for over two year. As disabled people ourselves, we appreciate the service level needed to provide the necessary equipment as well as maintain the hygiene of our AccessoLoos after each use. We live by the motto ‘nothing about us, without us’ and strive to deliver #incloosion
There are currently 13 Changing Places toilets and 4 step-down facilities in Ireland and the campaign continues to increase this number. Changing Places Ireland consists of parents, elected representatives and organisations working in the disability space including the Disability Federation of Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association and Inclusion Ireland.
The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people. With over 1400 Changing Places in the UK and more opening on a weekly basis, the campaign here is gaining in momentum
About two weeks ago we at AccessoLoo along with every other #Changingplaces campaigner were appalled to here the news that the changing places facility situated at Dunluce Avenue, Portrush had been temporarily closed.
We love to be able to share news of what our volunteers are getting up to when they are out and about with AccessoLoo. The same positive outlook is no less newsworthy when something exciting happens to them during their regular day job.
We are proud to announce our award from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The award’s funding and tailored business support will significantly help us to widen the positive social impact for the disabled community across the island of Ireland.