Sup­port for toi­let cam­paign group

Llanelli Star - - NEWS -

THE group cam­paign­ing for a Chang­ing Places toi­let in Llanelli had a very con­struc­tive meet­ing with Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil’s di­rec­tor of com­mu­nity ser­vices, Jake Mor­gan.

Chang­ing Places toi­lets, which are spa­cious dis­abled toi­lets equipped with a hoist and chang­ing bench, are vi­tal for many peo­ple with com­plex dis­abil­i­ties or health con­di­tions.

Llanelli MP Nia Grif­fith is work­ing with a group of ac­tivists to cam­paign for more of these toi­lets lo­cally.

Claire Melville, chair of the cam­paign group, ex­plained: “We are very pleased to hear from Jake Mor­gan that there is good sup­port from the county coun­cil for in­stalling Chang­ing Places toi­lets.

“He also told us that there has been con­sid­er­able progress in finding a suit­able place for the toi­lets – ide­ally we need a site that can have long open­ing hours and be pro­tected against van­dal­ism. There is still de­tail to work out and bud­get­ing to be done.”

Mr Mor­gan said: “Stan­dard toi­lets do not meet the needs of peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity and we all agreed how im­por­tant it was to make sure we can of­fer pro­vi­sion for peo­ple who of­ten need ex­tra equip­ment.”

Chang­ing Places cam­paign group meet with Jake Mor­gan.

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