Jean Hewitt comments on need for accessible public toilets in BBC radio interview

Published: 9 Jan 2017

Jean HewittCAE Director, Jean Hewitt, was interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio on Sunday 8 January to comment on the national shortage of accessible public toilets.

The interview commented on the national news story concerning Paralympian and disabilities campaigner Anne Wafula Strike MBE’s shocking experience of travelling on a train with no accessible toilets on board.

Jean described the actions required to improve the situation for the many disabled people that require these facilities to live an independent life.

There is a general lack of awareness of the importance of accessible toilets and proper consideration of the basic requirement for inclusive facilities. Better communication and good management can help to address these matters in an inclusive way and provide and maintain accessible toilets.

You can still listen to Jean’s interview on The Health Show with Nana Akua here. The interview begins at 32.57. This content will be available until 14:00 on Tuesday 7 February 2017.

You can find out more about the important features that make toilets accessible for everyone in our Managing Accessible Toilets factsheet:

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