We were delighted to be invited to open the new Changing Places toilet in the offices of Cumbria CVS with Laura Cadman, CEO at Shaddongate Community Centre on Thursday 14 June 2018.
The facility is open Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 3pm.
We are pleased to be members of Cumbria CVS which offers us support in many ways. If you are running a charity or Third Sector group it is really worth while joining. Read more https://cumbriacvs.org.uk/
Changing Places toilets have been one of our Alliance priorities for the last 2 years and we have been working with a wide range of partners across the county to increase the provision.
Unhappily there is NO toilet open to the public anywhere in the National Park, YET!
You can read more www.changing-places.org/
Glenys Marriott, Chair of the Cumbria Neurological Alliance today opened the new Changing Places Toilet in the Cumbria CVS offices in Carlisle. Glenys outlined the work done in Cumbria by the Alliance to improve facilities for those residents and visitors who need special toilet facilities. She congratulated the CVS and Carlisle City Council for providing exceptional facilities and for ensuring that they were available to members of the public.
Glenys said “Over a quarter of a 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. This high quality facility is an indication of the respect which Cumbria CVS pays its clients, visitors and residents and we shall be pleased to signpost it to our members. Equity of access to appropriate toilet facilities is a human right and we are delighted at the care taken by the CVS to offer this provision”
Glenys was accompanied by Jane Brown from the CP Society and Maureen Arca, the parent of a daughter who needs such provision.
The Cumbria Neurological Alliance comprises all the major Neurological charities including MNDA, the MS Society, Headway South Cumbria, Headway North Cumbria, Epilepsy UK, Parkinson’s Disease, Myaware, Stroke NW and includes NHS, Independent and social care providers of services.