Today has been insightful, emotional and exhausting. It has also been fabulous and will hopefully help to enlighten many more people as to just how vital it is to have fully accessible toilets with a bench and a hoist. Without these facilities many people, including Adam, simply cannot use the toilet. What impact would that… Continue reading What Does One Wear On TV?
Month: June 2016
Good news! Hall for Cornwall!
I am very pleased to announce that I will, after all, be able to renew my “friends” membership with my local theatre. This morning I have received confirmation that they will ensure that people who need a bench and hoist will be able to use the toilet after the major refurbishment! “We’re absolutely committed to making… Continue reading Good news! Hall for Cornwall!
When this is the best option you have.
If you use social media you have probably seen a picture of a child with disabilities lying on a toilet floor. I am sure that the mere sight of the pictures ignited strong feelings. There are always many comments on these photos. Most are from people who are horrified to learn that this happens. They… Continue reading When this is the best option you have.
Still so much to be done
So we have celebrated that someone cared. Cornwall Services listened and understood. They told my son that he matters. It feels fabulous! Local press have been fantastic at highlighting what this means. The article in The West Briton was really well written and positive and I hope that other businesses will read it and understand what it… Continue reading Still so much to be done
Thank you Cornwall Services, for so much more than just the toilet.
When someone listens to you, what does it mean? When your life is a little different to what most people are used to it is often quite difficult to tell people what you need. I am a naturally quiet sort, my idea of a great night involves relaxing and wearing pyjamas in the comfort… Continue reading Thank you Cornwall Services, for so much more than just the toilet.
What does one wear to the opening of a toilet?
You know how they say that some people will turn up for the opening of an envelope? Well, that would be plain daft! We will, however, be delighted to turn up for the grand opening of a toilet! Wednesday 22nd June (tomorrow, as I type this) will be the second “official opening of a toilet”… Continue reading What does one wear to the opening of a toilet?
Tell me that I matter.
“Just put me in the bin!” Those are the most awful words I have ever heard from my child and those words are why I am trying to make the world a better place. Adam was almost six years old and had already spent over a month in a cast from his chest to his… Continue reading Tell me that I matter.
Me Before You
The film Me Before You needs tissues. Plenty of tissues. Tears rolled down my cheeks as the leading male character, Will Traynor, explained some of his reasons for not wanting to live the life he now had, a life where he can’t even get himself out of bed. By 7:45am today the tears were rolling through my heart… Continue reading Me Before You
20p to pee? Bargain!
There has been a lot of chatter in the news, both locally and nationally, about charging 20p to use public toilets. There have been complaints. Outcry. Where will people pee? Will people be urinating on the streets? It is disgusting! Outrageous! Local councils should do more. Children will be harmed by having to hold it… Continue reading 20p to pee? Bargain!
It would be funny if…
We all occasionally say stuff something which, afterwards, strikes us as being a little bit poorly thought out. We don’t generally mean to have said it or used the tone that we did. When you are a business though, especially when replying to someone who has made an enquiry about facilities for disabled people, I would… Continue reading It would be funny if…