These facilities are not just for Hadley.
There are 13.3 million people in the UK who are registered disabled, including those with Cerebral Palsy and wheelchair users like Hadley, those with genetic conditions, amputees, people with Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, stroke victims, and so many with undiagnosed conditions. There are elderly people managing decreasing mobility, people living with incontinence, children and adults with mental health conditions, Cancer patients and those with other life threatening conditions such as Motor Neurone disease who may also have additional toileting needs. The list is endless.
Do disabled people have much spending power?
Yes! The disabled community is definitely worth catering for, with an estimated disposable income worth £249bn per year! Despite the fact that businesses and venues have a moral obligation to be inclusive and accessible, it would not make business sense to ignore our requests for change.
Brody, aged 6, needs Changing Places toilets. He has an undiagnosed genetic syndrome, epilepsy, ASD. Despite all of his difficulties, he just gets on with it. He’s an inspiration and a very much loved little boy, who’s parents are very proud of him. Read more on Brody’s story here or follow the queen of blogs, @laurarutherford
Tamsin, aged 14, big sister to Brendan (12) and Lucy (8) Tamsin is a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy. Non-verbal eye gaze communicator. Tamsin Loves ‘Friends’, ‘Big Bang Theory’ & ‘Pitch Perfect. Tamsin’s mum regularly shares her story here.
William, age 8, is the happiest kid you’ll ever meet. He loves swimming and riding a bike. Fave place to go – anywhere where he can people watch. William has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy. Read more about William’s story here or follow the amazing @mumsmissions
Julie aged 44. Julie has Cerebral Palsy and is a Wheelchair user. She likes going out shopping/for coffee/lunch, music, socialising, jewellery & having her nails painted – and being centre of attention!
“The disabled community is the largest minority group that anyone can become a part of, at any time.”
EJ is a 7 year old wheelchair user with a rare developmental condition. She loves all things sensory, especially spending time outdoors with her family and friends. Where she can’t go, the rest of us can’t (and don’t want to) go either! Learn more about EJ and her mum Vaila here or follow @inclusivehome
Alfie will be 12 years old in March. He has Quad Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy, asthma and reflux – complex medical needs. He loves travelling on airplanes and being part of the hustle and Bustle. He is non verbal with a very cheeky sense of humour. Alfie uses eye-gaze technology to communicate.
Owen is a cheeky 5 year old little boy with Quad Cerebral Palsy and Cortical Visual Impairment. He loves music especially Bruno Mars, the great outdoors and basically getting up to mischief with his sisters.
Emily-May, age 7, wheelchair user with rare genetic condition. Loves lights and music. Loves being out and about with her family. Brings happiness to our lives.