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YEC Installs Changing Places Facility

Published: 02 May 2019

Over a 1/4 million people need Changing Places toilets to enable them to confidently enjoy days out that many of us take for granted.  Standard accessible toilets (or “disabled toilets”) do not always provide changing benches, hoists and most are too small to accommodate more than one person. 

Paralympic World Champion Hannah Cockroft MBE DL and European Champion Nathan Maguire, who unveiled the new facility earlier this year, said: “It’s fantastic to see the Yorkshire Event Centre leading the way in accessibility and making everyone feel welcome at their events. Facilities such as these are few and far between. The lack of accessible changing places around the country makes it hard for disabled people and families of disabled people to have days out and feel included in society. I’m really happy that events like the Great Yorkshire Show will now be completely inclusive and can really be enjoyed as a family day out for everyone.”

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