That annoying woman…

I realise that not everyone has warmed to my requests for accessible toilets. (Mainly people who can use a toilet pretty much everywhere they go.)

I am thinking there might even be some people out there hoping that I don’t contact them so that they don’t have to do anything. (Again, people who can use a toilet anywhere they go, and who don’t even think to call ahead to ask if there is one!)

But they should be reminded of one thing.

The annoying woman might have written the words but they came from the heart of a small boy.

Adam put our letters into envelopes and made sure they all contained a leaflet, detailing what is needed.




Then he posted them.

All by himself.
He is waiting for replies, because this matters to him.

He thinks he should be able to go shopping in all of his local towns. He thinks he should be able to go out to lunch, visit the library, do a bit of shopping and play in the park all on the same day.

Is he really asking too much? Surely this is what every town council wants people to be doing? Surely they want people to stay as long as possible? To have lunch, drinks and maybe an icecream?

So, if one of these envelopes lands in your hands, remember who really sent them.

Think about Adam when you have your meetings.

As you drink your coffee.

As you inevitably pop to the bathroom without even a thought.

Is your town accessible? If it doesn’t have a fully accessible toilet with a ceiling hoist and a changing bench, then it isn’t.

29 thoughts on “That annoying woman…

  1. Oh I completely understand and support this. Having stood one side of a baby changer with one knee holding it up and my daughter the other side also on one leg with my grandson’s legs off the end of it. It was a distressing experience for all three of us. What a blinkered society we live in if they disregard this everyday need. Who would accept changing another human being on a toilet floor.

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  2. That’s the frustrating thing. People who make most of the decisions haven’t encountered the difficulties and have no empathy as a result. You’re doing a wonderful thing and so is Adam. The more you persevere and the more people join in, hopefully the more change can be seen! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  3. That’s so unfair that Adam cannot do the normal everyday things through lack of toilet facilities, I hope somebody out there listens to his letters and gets it sorted! #kcacols


  4. It’s sad that a lot of people lack empathy and understanding of how others live or may need to live. I really hope you get the support you need to make a change. Well done for starting your own campaign about accessibility. You’re an inspiration. If no one raises requests for things, we may never see change. #KCACOLS

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  5. Of course the toilets should be accessible and we’ll done to you guys to pursue what will benefit so many. I was in London recently and was shocked by what constitutes ‘facilities ‘ for people. I can’t imagine how hard finding accessibility must be . Wishing you all the best #fortheloveofBLOG

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  6. Oh I’m so frustrated on your behalf that you’ve not had a greater response to this, everyone can see the effort that your son has put in to his campaign. I really hope that the right people pay attention and you get the resolution you so clearly deserve. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday


  7. I completely agree, there should be accessible toilets in every town, having worked with wheelchair users in the past I have seen how difficult it is when out and about. Hope your campaign goes well #KCACOLS


  8. Oh bless him, it’s wonderful that’s he so dedicated. He shouldn’t have to be spending his time campaigning for toilets of course, but it’s wonderful that he’s so assertive. I hope people listen to him. He deserves to be listened to and respected. #KCACOLS

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  9. He absolutely should be able to do those things. Our town is currently going through a huge renovation so it will be interesting to see if they put a hoist in and make everything accessible. Currently it definately isn’t.

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  10. I am so sorry, this is ridiculous of course he should be able to go places and do things! But then, I know in our town they completely flubbed the rams on sidewalks and it took two years to fix them all so I am not surprised. I hope he not only gets answers to his letters but action to follow it up! #KCACOLS

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  11. Very true, I do pop to the toilet without thinking a lot and only think about it really when looking for a nappy changing room. He is quite right though, why shouldn’t he be able to visit his local places! Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
    Eilidh x

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  12. I thought that most places had disabled toilet facilities now but it’s amazing how difficult people make getting around. I often see cars parking on the pavement ramps for instance and wonder how on earth people manage in a wheelchair. Good luck with your campaign! Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG


    1. Most places have them but they are generally designed by someone who doesn’t use them so has no idea what is needed.


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