Did you know?
In the UK there are over 11 million disabled people who have to use standard accessible ‘disabled’ toilets that don’t meet the needs of 230,000 people in the UK.
Almost 1/4 million people in the UK need personal assistance to use the toilet and the lack of clean and adequate disabled toilets and changing facilities is a barrier to taking part in community life.
Without Changing Places, disabled people and their families are often confined to their own homes or have to change sanitary pads on dirty public toilet floors.
Disabled people account for 20% of the customer base of the average UK business. Households with a disabled person have a combined income of £212billion after housing costs. This is known as the ‘Purple Pound’
20% of tourism day trips in England 1n 2014 were taken by people with an impairment and their travelling companions. Amount spent – £9.1 billion
14% of all overnight trips by British residents in England in 2014 were taken by those with an impairment and their travelling companions. Amount worth – £2.7 billion
Expenditure of people with health conditions and impairments (and their travelling companions) on tourism in England per year. Amount equals – £12.1 billion.
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Information source: Office for National Statistics, GOV.UK, Changing Places, Visit England, Sandcastle Water Park, OPM, Contact a Family.