Sudocrem has launched a new category at this year’s awards to to recognise the importance of Changing Places toilets for disabled children.
There are 800,000 disabled children in the UK but only 1058 Changing Places toilets to meet their needs.
“From day one, we wanted to show that baby changing rooms are important and often over-looked. We’re proud that our campaign has been recognised and won the OTC Marketing Award 2017. Now we’re ready to tackle the issue of facilities for disabled children by working with the charity PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) to highlight the Changing Places facilities that organisations such as Arsenal Football Club have put in to make a difference to a wider range of people. It’s all about inspiring people by setting a good example.”
There are three categories for this year’s award scheme:
· Baby Changing Room of the Year
· Dad’s Changing Rooms
· Changing Places Toilet (in association with PAMIS)
Jenny Miller CEO of PAMIS explains, “We are thrilled that Sudocrem have recognized the needs of children with complex needs as they grow too large for baby changing facilities. Children and young people who require these facilities are often prevented from taking part in their communities by the simple things that we take for granted. In 2007 we cofounded the Changing Places Consortium and campaign to develop accessible facilities for the most disabled people in the UK. The Sudocrem award scheme is a great idea and we’re confident it’s going to make a big difference!
If you would like to nominate a changing room for the award, then let us know which facility, why you want to nominate it and preferably include a photo on Facebook via the Sudocrem website https://www.sudocrem.co.uk/baby-changing or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries will be judged by the NCT, PAMIS and Sudocrem.