A photo of myself, taking a selfie image of me in my local Changing Places toilet using the full-length mirror. Next to it is the Changing Places logo and a speech bubble reading; "It's App-solutely amazing!"

Revolutionary New App for Changing Places Users!

Announcing the app paving the way for Changing Places users experiences with the aid of modern technology, thanks to the Derby company passionate about dignity and equality. Continue reading Revolutionary New App for Changing Places Users!

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Accessible Family Day Out in Manchester

Follow our family for an impromptu accessible and fun-filled day out in Manchester City Centre! How accessible is it? Where will we end up?

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I Risk My Life Everytime I Venture Out | #FitToBurst

Did the title grab your attention? No, it wasn’t clickbait. No, I’m not being dramatic and no, there isn’t another way out of this vicious cycle that I haven’t spent 14 years trying to make work to improve my situation. “ My name is Fi, I’m a 30 year old Mum of 2 little girls living in Bolton, Greater Manchester and I was born with an extremely rare, progressive muscle-wasting condition. I am totally dependant on a powerchair to mobilise, am completely non-ambulatory (unable to walk) and need help with most aspects of daily life. Including toileting. “ Maybe that … Continue reading I Risk My Life Everytime I Venture Out | #FitToBurst

Changing Places Campaign | #FitToBurst Part II | When Doctors Don’t Listen

ย (Title Image: Lady stick figure desperate for the loo, + wheelchair symbol = Changing Places toilets) This post is part of a series focusing on Changing Places, in collaboration with Muscular Dystrophy UK’s #FitToBurst Campaign. It might be helpful to read PART ONEย FIRST!๐Ÿ‘ Where we left off in Part 1, I had been referred to a Urologist to discuss the ins and outs of what it will take for me to undergo unnecessary surgery for a Suprapubic Catheter (aka SPC). Fast forward 4 months to November, I was seen at Royal Bolton Hospital. Before I go into what was said … Continue reading Changing Places Campaign | #FitToBurst Part II | When Doctors Don’t Listen

Changing Places Campaign | #FitToBurst – Putting my health on the line due to inaccessible toilets

  (Title Image: A Changing Places accessible toilet. Large space that includes; a toilet, ceiling track hoist and adult size adjustable changing table) For 250,000 disabled UK residents, going to the toilet is a military operation. Only you never hear … Continue reading Changing Places Campaign | #FitToBurst – Putting my health on the line due to inaccessible toilets