Sam Buck understood that nationwide Changing Places could be a solution to this, and has been very active in campaigning, including petitioning her local Council in Horsham from which she has recently achieved success. She has also created a change.org petition to encourage local councils to get on board, which currently has over 35,000 signatures.
The fierce campaigning underway, from determined people like Sam on behalf of those with Cerebral Palsy, has led to Changing Places being installed in vital places like Motorway Service Stations and venues such as football stadia. Those with Cerebral Palsy, like Alfie, being able to enjoy full days out without the stress or danger of being changed on a dirty floor is evidence that Changing Places are truly changing lives.
“People do not like change, they do not like talking about toileting, and people are reluctant to create change. Change is slow, but we are getting closer to making Changing Places’ toilets ‘the norm’,” Samantha said.
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