9 APRIL 2012


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Article from BTNews 9 APRIL 2012

Birmingham Airport disability facility

A brand new custom-made toilet and changing facility designed specifically to support those who care for people with disabilities has been unveiled at Birmingham Airport.  Called ‘Changing Places’ the toilets cater for people who have profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and other people with severe disabilities who need the support of at least one carer.

The state-of-the-art toilet is fitted with a height adjustable changing bench, an overhead hoist system and enough space to ensure the bench and toilet can be approached from either side in a wheelchair.

Jackie Baker, Terminal Services Contracts Manager at Birmingham Airport, said: “We are extremely passionate about improving the passenger experience here at the airport and continually look at new ways we can deliver a better service.

“By installing this excellent new facility, we believe it will go a long way towards achieving our goal, making it much easier for families with limitations to travel from Birmingham without worry.”

The Changing Places campaign is run by the Changing Places Consortium and sponsored by Total Hygiene. www.changing-places.org

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