Making Changing Places Happen

Changing Places as a campaign would not be where it is today without the aid of many supporters across the UK. The growing support network constitutes of dedicated families, carers, Changing Places users, charities and organisations who take an active interest and have passion for making Changing Places happen. Read more about some of the Changing Places Supporters Aveso have worked with along the way.

The Buck Family

Thousands of people with physical and/or learning disabilities cannot use standard accessible (disabled) toilets because they cannot walk or stand. Samantha Buck is one of many people who are encouraging others to sign petitions for more Changing Places toilets.

 

Visits Unlimited

Visits Unlimited is a Community Interest Company. A leading consultancy and training provider within the accessible tourism field, bringing over thirty five years personal insight in understanding the disabled customer experience.

Accessible Derbyshire

Accessible Derbyshire is a registered charity whose aim is to improve the lives of disabled people, their families and carers living in or visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Hop, Skip & Jump: Care in the High Street

Care in the The High Street aims to make respite care easily accessible to all. With centres across the country, Care in the High Street will help support families when they need it most.

Lloyd Page

“The Changing Places campaign has really taken off in the past year and I’m incredibly proud to be part of it.” Lloyd works for the Changing Places Campaign assisting with new campaigns.

Martin Jackaman

Martin retired in 2009 and now works on a voluntarily basis with the Changing Places Consortium. Nottingham now has assisted with the installation of 14 Changing Places toilets and Martin’s experience has been very important in developing the campaign.

Euan’s Guide

“Despite being in a wheelchair due to Motor Neurone Disease, I still want to go out to bars, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, music festivals, sports grounds etc. I’m always looking for new places to go out but can only find out if access is suitable through a process of trial and error.” Euan’s Guide provides a reviewing platform for venues including those with a Changing Places.

Leroy Binns

“I work in the Campaigns and Policy team as a campaigns assistant and on the Changing Places campaign.”

The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity

Josh’s mum Dawn Fidler launched The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity in August 2013, celebrating Josh’s 13th Birthday, with the dual aims of providing financial help and advice & support to children with brain tumours and post surgery disabilities, as well as making the world ‘changing friendly’.

Bethan and Lowri Foden

Bethan and Lowri play a major part in the Changing Places Campaign nationally and are actively campaigning for more Changing Places toilets in local Country Parks and Hospitals so that their whole family can continue to do the things most of us take for granted.

The Clough Family

Julie and Margaret need a Changing Places toilet with an adult-sized height-adjustable changing bench where Julie’s pad can be changed, and a hoist to lift Julie from her wheelchair to the bench. They actively campaign for more Changing Places with Julie’s brother Tony and have been successful campaigners for many years.

Mike Le-Surf & Clare Lucas

Mike and Clare work as the development officer and activism lead for the Changing Places Consortium and work very closely with Aveso, campaigners and venues who are becoming more accessible to ensure the smooth running of the Changing Places Campaign.

Muscular Dystrophy UK

The Muscular Dystrophy UK Trailblazers is a national network of over 400 young disabled people who work together on a national and local level to highlight and address the issues that are important to them such as Changing Places.