Happy Times improves independence with vital disability facilities

Happy Times Activities has secured £74,000 funding for their new Changing Places toilet facility (CPT) which supports adults with additional needs in Moreton.

Over 250,000 disabled people do not have access to public toilet facilities that meet their needs. Changing Places toilets are unlike standard accessible toilets, they have an adult changing bench and hoist facilities as well as extra space for carers.

Founder Director of Happy Times Activities, Helen Oliver, said, “This will improve the lives for so many. Previously, people had to have shorter stays as they needed to return home to be changed.

“This new onsite facility will improve day-to-day life for those that attend and open the centre up to others, now that we can fully cater for their needs. Helen added ‘Everyone should have access to toilet facilities.”

The CPT programme is being delivered in partnership with the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK, co-chairs of the Changing Places Consortium, who will be supporting local authorities in their delivery.

Ryan’s Mum Rachel said, “Having access to these vital facilities provides Ryan and many others with greater independence, more social development, and the ability to access the community without barriers.

“Carers will feel happier too in the knowledge they can provide the best care when out in the community.”

Happy Times Activities provides bespoke activities for adults with additional needs, promoting individuality, resilience & inclusiveness through unique wellbeing activities to enhance confidence and happiness. www.happytimesactivities.co.uk

Image: Ryan and Happy Times Activities

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