Campaigning

Campaigning

We work with range of brain and spine charities, networks and forums to campaign locally and nationally for better services.

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About our work …

It is estimated that in the North East of England there are at least 50,000 people living with one of the most common 15 neurological conditions. We want to work with health and social care commissioners and providers of services  to enhance the understanding of the needs of people across the whole of Cumbria who are living with a neurological disease.

We’re here to make a difference.

Our work in 2017 includes contributing to the work of the Success Regime and Better Care Together to improve pathways and services.

You can read more at http://www.successregimecumbria.nhs.uk/ and https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/strategy/

We also aim to attend as many Integrated Care Communities as possible, across the county.  Check out these websites for details

https://www.cumbriapartnership.nhs.uk/news/better-care-together-a-guide-for-our-staff#sthash.inMTsSdB.dpbs

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We will work with hotels and holiday accommodation owners to encourage them to add a ceiling hoist to a bedroom to enable people with disabilities to come and enjoy holidays in the Lake District.  You can read more at http://www.chuc.org.uk/index.php/accommodation-with-hoists/hotels-in-uk?limitstart=0
Sometimes you just need to change one thing to open up a world of possibility… Changing places, changing lives
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We will approach motorway service stations to install a special toilet facility with a bench and hoist.  At present there is not a single toilet on the M6 in Cumbria with this provision.
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 our campaigns leaflet for more information.

Not sure where your nearest Changing Places toilet is? Take a look at our map which allows you to search through all registered Changing Places toilets. 

Interested in installing? To learn more about Changing Places equipment and installation, you can contact our campaign sponsors Aveso on 01242 822 979 or visit their website by clicking on the logo below:

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