Jenny Miller, CEO of PAMIS – co-chairs the Changing Places Consortium, said:
“PAMIS and the Changing Places Consortium congratulate this year’s winners of the People’s Choice Changing Places Awards 2019. We are particularly delighted that the winner of the Best Newly Registered Changing Places toilet is the Road Chef at Annandale Services A74 (M), Dumfries and Galloway.
“It’s fantastic that there is a growing number of service stations and other transport hubs following suit and recognising the requirements of people with more complex healthcare needs through the installation of Changing Place toilets. This helps to reduce the barriers that disabled people and family carers face when travelling.”
Clare Lucas, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Muscular Dystrophy UK – co-chairs of the Changing Places Consortium, said:
“Going to the toilet is a basic human right. But too many disabled people are being denied this because there aren’t enough Changing Places facilities.
“The People’s Choice Awards are voted for by Changing Places campaigners and celebrate the venues and businesses making a positive difference, and we would like to thank them for their support. We hope others will follow their lead in making society more inclusive.”
Nick Kent, Co-Founder of Aveso – the official Changing Places sponsor, said:
“Giving people a chance to vote for their favourite Changing Places toilet is a nice way to encourage and celebrate facilities that go above and beyond. Installing a toilet is a good starting point, but where our winners really excel is in the detail and the care they clearly demonstrate to visitors. Congratulations to all three worthy winners!”