26 APR 2019
Tesco have installed 35 Changing Places facilities in its stores across the UK to help those with complex disabilities use toilets safely and comfortably.
The toilets offer a larger area and specialist equipment such as hoists,隐私屏幕和可调节高度的成人大小的更衣台。
The rollout of new facilities come after Tesco invited Changing Places campaigner Kerry Thompson to its Milton Keynes Kingston Extra store,与同事交谈并解释为什么这些设施如此重要。She said:
"The biggest challenge I face when going anywhere is when it comes to using disabled toilets.I find some are simply too small to fit me,我的轮椅和老公——有时会感到幽闭恐惧。
"Having to plan where to go for a meal or do my shopping based on whether the disabled toilets are suitable makes things difficult.I have to limit what I drink just in case the disabled toilet isn't big enough or not got the right equipment to help me.Other times I find myself limiting my time out because you just can't risk the embarrassment of having an accident.I shouldn't have to worry about the most basic thing we all need to do.
"It was great to get the opportunity to speak to Tesco and tell them why these facilities are so important.我觉得在同一个房间里当面告诉他们真的有帮助，我很高兴他们安装了更多的厕所，我知道这样对像我这样的人来说，去超市旅行会容易一点。”
亚历山德拉·贝里尼，Tesco Chief Customer Officer,说：
“我们很想见到克里，当我们听到她的故事时，我们想帮忙。It's clear how important Changing Places toilets are to our customers who need them so we're pleased to have installed these 35 new facilities.We treat each store on a case by case basis and wherever possible we will try and accommodate them and help customers such as Kerry."
“有了厕所，残疾人就有了更大的独立性，我们很高兴特易购今年承诺在英国安装30多个设施。Having the support of such a high-profile retailer is an encouraging step forward in our campaign and we hope other retailers and venues will follow suit.
"Like everyone else,disabled people go shopping,travel to work and meet their friends,但是，厕所缺乏更换的地方会使它们孤立。By building more Changing Places toilets,we can help to tackle the exclusion they face."
2018年11月Tesco became the first UK supermarket to launch larger nappies specifically designed for children with disabilities,working in partnership with Mum and campaigner Laura Rutherford,who found it hard to find larger nappies for her 4 year old son Brody.
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The 35 new toilets are in addition to 4 existing facilities in the Milton Keynes Kingston Extra,Calne Superstore,Slough Extra和Stourbridge Extra商店。
The full list of Tesco stores which Changing Places facilities (correct as of April 2019):
Tidworth超市，Shepton Mallet Superstore,Aylesbury Tring Rd Superstore,法弗森超市，法雷汉姆超市，瑞德额外，Bishop Auckland Extra,Clevedon Superstore,Annan Superstore,Hexham Extra,Lunsford Park Extra,Banbury Extra,Lockerbie Superstore,霍的,萨德伯里超市，彭布罗克码头超市，Maesteg超市，Amersham Superstore,Tiverton Blundells Superstore,额外的哈特斯利，Oxford Superstore,斯托克在特伦特基茨格罗夫超市，Callington Superstore,Bideford Superstore,Ystradgynlais Superstore,Ammanford Superstore,剑桥巴尔希尔附加，diss超市，Hengoed Ystrad Mynach Superstore,兰登德威尔斯超市，Thornbury Superstore,Ivybridge Lee Mill Extra,卡里克弗格斯城堡额外，新米尔顿超市，在超市工作，米尔顿·凯恩斯·金斯顿Calne Superstore,Slough Extra and Stourbridge Extra.
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更衣室卫生间是一个完全可进入的卫生间，配有以下附加设备：高度可调的更衣台，高架轨道或移动式起重机；a peninsular toilet,privacy screen and enough space for up to two carers as detailed in British Standard BS8300: 2009.除了标准无障碍厕所外，还应提供这些厕所。
The Changing Places联合会包括英国肌肉营养不良协会，帕米斯无障碍环境中心，the Scottish Government and founding member and advisor/campaigner Martin Jackaman.“改变地点”运动支持严重和多重学习障碍人士的权利，and/or other physical disabilities,进入他们的社区。无需更换厕所，carers are forced to change their loved ones on toilet floors,or have to stay at home.如需了解有关英格兰更衣室设施的信息和建议，Wales and Northern Ireland email,email@example.com网站;for Scotland email:firstname.lastname@example.org