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Loo of the Year awards see to promote accessible public toilets1st of August 2013
This year's UK Loo of the Year Awards, which recognise excellence in public toilets provision, will have a special category dedicated to 'bigger and better' accessible toilets designed for disabled people.
These toilets offer more space than standard accessible toilets andincorporate additional equipment, including an adult-sized changing bench, hoist and privacy screen.
The concept was developed to resolve the problems faced by people who need the help of at least one carer to toilet: conventional accessible toilets do not always have the space or facilities to enable them to function in an appropriate environment - meaning they either have to curtail a trip, be double-padded, or are unable to go out at all.
There are 11million people registered disabled in the UK, a 10 per cent increase in less than a decade, so there is a big, and growing need, to provide suitable toilets.
The awards category is being sponsored by disabled toilet solutions provider Clos-o-Mat.
For details of the Loo of the Year Awards visit www.loo.co.uk