New Tesco changing disabled toilet to help disabled in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

New Tesco changing disabled toilet to help disabled in Coventry

Coventry Editorial 9th Feb, 2024   0

TESCO CROSS Point Business Centre is set to open its first changing places toilet in the city to help improve the lives of severely disabled Coventrians.

More than £14,000 of government funding was awarded to the city council for new changing toilets.

These toilet facilities will ensure people with severe disabilities and their families or carers will not have to worry about whether there are suitable toilet facilities when they go out.

The scheme is providing more than 600 new facilities, bringing the total of Changing Places toilets across England to 1,900.

Chair of the Disability Equality Action Partnership and Transport Charter lead, Coun Christine Thomas said those with disabilities have been hit hardest by COVID-19 and the council is committed to enhancing the quality of life for members in the community.

She added: “Part of this commitment is working to break down and remove existing barriers and obstacles that many people with disabilities continue to face such as accessing toilet facilities when out in public places.

“The Disability Equality Action Partnership supports this initiative and all future work in making Coventry a more inclusive place to live so that disabled persons feel included in the planning of our city.”

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