SNP, Labour, and Green Councillors vote against Mobile Changing Places Facility (e.g. Mobiloo)
Unfortunately, at the 12th March Stirling Council Budget Meeting, SNP, Labour, and Green Councillors voted against a budget which included provision for Stirling Council to obtain a Mobile Changing Places type facility of which Mobiloo is an example.
I am vert disappointed that the SNP and Labour Councillors, and the single Green Councillor felt unable to support making Stirling Council a more inclusive place.
Pamis are another provider of Mobile Changing Places type facilities, and I have met with representatives of both Pamis and Mobiloo.
Why is there a need for Mobiloos?
Not many people know that standard accessible toilets are only suitable for people who are able to get in and out of a wheelchair. But there are still so many people who cannot do this; meaning they have to choose between staying at home, or risking injury and infection. In order for someone to change them, they have to be manually lifted out of their wheelchair and laid out on the floor of a toilet cubicle. Most people don’t even like putting their bags on a toilet floor, so why should a disabled person be forced to lie on it?! Sadly toilets with these facilities are far and few between, which is why Mobiloo was created! Initially Mobiloo was developed by an organisation called Active Impact, to provide groups of disabled children with adequate toilet facilities during activity breaks, school trips etc.
For shorter bookings, Mobiloo are completely self sufficient. This means that they do not require any access to electric, water or waste disposal to operate.
There are over a quarter of a million people in the UK for whom a standard accessible toilet does not meet their needs. They either need a bit more space or need to be able to use an electronic hoist or changing bench in order to go to the toilet.
The choice facing such individuals and their families or carers is to simply stay at home or to risk injury and infection by getting changed on a public toilet floor. Having a Mobiloo at events or venues means people aren’t forced to make this choice.
Wouldn’t it have been great if Stirling Council could have provided such a facility to our communities?
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.
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