Add Changing Places toilets in large public places

Proposer
Floppy
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@Floppy edited health.md - about 2 years ago

Increase awareness and education in attempt to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues, that should be taken just as seriously as physically health issues.

Whilst the NHS remains under government control, the mental health facilities of the NHS will undergo a massive expansion. A notable issue caused by this lack of facilities is the fact that 'Tavistock and Portman' in London is the only Gender Identity Clinic that deals with Trans children and Trans youth in the entirety of the UK, leading to a massive appointment backlog and form of passive cruelty towards those who are unable to reach London in the first place.

Whilst the NHS remains under government control, the mental health facilities of the NHS will undergo a massive expansion. A notable issue caused by this lack of facilities is the fact that 'Tavistock and Portman' in London is the only Gender Identity Clinic that deals with Trans children and Trans youth in the entirety of the UK, leading to a massive appointment backlog and form of passive cruelty towards those who are unable to reach London in the first place.

Changing Places

Changing Places toilets should be installed in all large public places in addition to standard accessible toilets. Changing Places enable citizens with more severe disabilities, whose needs are not met by standard accessible toilets, to access such public places with dignity. Such venues would include city centres, shopping centres, hospitals, arenas, and so on.[^changing-places].

[^changing-places]: "What do we want?", Changing Places campaign: http://www.changing-places.org/thecampaign/whatdowewant_.aspx

Floppy

@Floppy - about 2 years ago

Because for people with serious disabilities, toilet floors are not an acceptable place to change. This is slightly tricky as the provision of toilets isn't a duty on any part of government, so I'm not exactly sure what the mechanism would be, but the intent is to set out the commitment to making it happen, with the detail of implementation to be worked out down the road.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - about 2 years ago

Planning laws might be one way to do it.

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Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - about 2 years ago

Can't see a downside to increased accessibility for disabled people to large events and city centres, aside from costing corporations more money if we mandate it, but stick em, they don't pay 90% of their bloody taxes anyway.

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