Be Like Bob!

When you think about it, it really is easy, and we shouldn’t still be “raising awareness” after all these years.

All Bob wants is what most of us take for granted – to be able to use a toilet when he goes out.

And THIS is all he needs adding to public toilet facilities.

Photo showing a ceiling hoist and changing table. There is a bear wearing a jacket on the bench.

It isn’t much, is it? Yet these two pieces of equipment are VITAL to enable hundreds of thousands of people in the UK alone to access the toilet. This photo was taken in my bathroom.

◊  It only took a day to install.

◊  We use it all the time.

◊  There are no safety issues.

◊  We have had no problems with it.

◊  My bathroom is 2.28m x 2.54m. They can be fitted into small spaces.

Of course, when building from new the British Standard specification should be applied, but there is no excuse for not even trying to make toilets in public buildings, tourist attractions, theme parks, museums, service stations etc. inclusive to those who need a hoist and changing table.

No Excuses!

And that includes cost. After all, if a business found that their regular toilets were broken they would get them fixed regardless of the cost.

Or if their tills broke!

Please help spread Bob’s message and sign THIS PETITION to ask the government to ensure equality for all.

Make this the final year that we are pleading for access to toilets.

Be like Bob!


Stick man figure sat on an orange wheelchair. Text says "This is Bob. Bob knows that all people need toilets. Bob supports the Changing Places campaign. Bob is SMART!!! Be like Bob!

16 thoughts on “Be Like Bob!

    1. It is definitely time for change. More and more people need these facilities every day. None of us is immune to disability.


  1. You’re so absolutely right here, why on earth aren’t more places geared up for everyone who needs to use the facilities? Especially as really the one-off cost isn’t that much when you think about all the usage it will get, and the fact that it’s just the right thing to make sure everyone can use public facilities! Well done Bob! Thanks so much for linking up at #kcacols. Hope you come back next time


  2. I’ve seen so many blogs on this topic and I really support it. I went to a venue a few weeks ago that had a hoist and I thought “good!” even thought i don’t need to use it. It’s a positive development. #KCACOLS


  3. Great campaign and I am right behind it. You enlighten people with your posts, well done:)


    1. Thank you. My son’s life is restricted so much by a lack of usable toilet facilities. And his emotional wellbeing is already compromised by it at only 11 years old. He is my focus.


  4. Well done Bob, for your determination. You really shouldn’t have to do this – but in reality it still needs to be done.


    1. It really is sad that Bob has to argue for his right to access the world like this. People think everywhere is accessible, but if you can’t use a toilet when out, it really isn’t.


  5. My daughter has Rett Syndrome and in a wheelchair. We visit Cornwall (St Austell) frequently due to all my family living there but we can’t plan too much too far away as there is no-where to change my daughter. Often we leave places early or someone has to take my daughter back home to change her, this makes us all incredibly sad as it means she isn’t able to join in with everyone-else and is made to feel ‘different.
    We should be suing many attractions that say they are ‘inclusive’ amongst many other places in the country!


    1. We do need more people taking a stand. Sometimes attractions just don’t know about the need because nobody has told them.


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