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English Español UK: Government provides new funding for disabled toilets

Twenty-two motorway service areas will get funding to adapt toilets from the Department of Transport.

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The Department for Transport, in partnership with Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK), has announced the 22 motorway service areas that have been successful in their bid for a share of government funding for Changing Places toilets.

A second round of funding is now being launched, for services stations and motorways in A roads able to bid.

A quarter of a million people cannot use standard accessible toilets and need access to Changing Places facilities, which have more space and equipment.

“This is one of the commitments set out in our Inclusive Transport Strategy, an ambitious piece of work to complement the UN’s sustainable development goals – helping make the world more inclusive for disabled people,” said Nusrat Ghani, Accessibility Minister.

In July, a funding of £1.27m to install facilities for severely disabled customers at 37 motorway service stations across England has been announced by the Department for Transport.

The fund was launched in April and motorway service area operators submitted their proposals for 50% funding support for specific new Changing Places toilet installations.

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