Disability: Public Lavatories

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th June 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Davies Gareth Davies Conservative, Grantham and Stamford

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that (a) public and (b) hospitality venue toilet facilities accessible for people with hidden disabilities and disabled children.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Government, via the Cabinet Office Disability Unit, is supporting the British Standards Institute in its development of a public information symbol to support disabled people with non-visible disabilities.

The Government has consulted on proposals to increase the number of Changing Places toilet facilities through mandating them in a range of public buildings, using the statutory building regulations framework. Changing Places toilets meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis.

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