The Lake District Foundation

We’ve been following the Lake District Foundation on LinkedIn  – check them out at Nurture Lakeland, and I thought you would like to know more about them.

‘The Lake District Foundation works to ensure that the Lake District is a place where its prosperous economy, world class visitor experiences and vibrant communities come together to sustain its spectacular landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage. The Lake District Foundation was established in August 2017. Prior to this, under the name Nurture Lakeland, the organisation had been working for 23 years to increase fundraising from visitors and the tourism industry, and delivered sustainable tourism programmes and messages across Cumbria, gaining national recognition. We support the delivery of the shared aims of the Lake District National Park Partnership through innovative fundraising campaigns locally, nationally and internationally. We encourage partners to work together to ensure a coordinated approach to fundraising and income generation. Our influential and engaged board of trustees include senior leaders from: Cumbria Tourism National Trust Lake District National Park Authority Environment Agency United Utilities Local business and tourism organisations.’

We hope that we can work with them to get the first public Changing Places toilet in the Lake District National Park, to enable people with disabilities to visit and enjoy the park with dignity.


We are passionate to make this happen and urge you to check out

Over a 1/4 million people need Changing Places toilets to enable them to get out and about and enjoy the day-to-day activities many of us take for granted.

The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people.

To use the toilet in safety and comfort, many people need to be able to access a Changing Places, which have more space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist.

You can download campaigns leaflet for more information.


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