A Changing Places toilet for The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield was initially contacted by Changing Places campaigner Alison Beevers in 2016, who visited with her family to talk to us about Changing Places, and the difference it can make for families like hers. We explored installing a Changing Places toilet, but at the time were unable to find the funds to do… Continue Reading A Changing Places toilet for The Hepworth Wakefield

Changing Places toilets: The Art of exLOOsion by Alison Beevers – Retford Changing Places Campaign (facebook)

You visit an Art Gallery. You may visit the gallery café or the gallery shop. You may also visit the loos, after all you’ll be there for a while. In this time you may have spent a bob or two. The problem for us is we are not able to ‘spend a penny’. My son… Continue Reading Changing Places toilets: The Art of exLOOsion by Alison Beevers – Retford Changing Places Campaign (facebook)

Changing Places toilets information for museums and heritage organisations

Out of 1069 Changing Places toilets in Britain. At time of writing, there are 16 available in Museums. We have worked with families and the Changing Places Consortium to set up this section of the DCN website so museums and organisations can work collaboratively to increase the number of Changing Places toilets in their towns… Continue Reading Changing Places toilets information for museums and heritage organisations

Changing Places Toilets – information and advice for museums

The Campaign The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people. To use the toilet in safety and… Continue Reading Changing Places Toilets – information and advice for museums

DCN Review of the Year 2018

2018 has been another busy year for DCN in raising the profile of inclusive practice and social barriers to engaging with cultural heritage.  We work to raise the profile and creating opportunities to collaborate and sharing knowledge through strategy, signposting and low-cost practice. This has included delivering talks at events, developing working relationships across sectors,… Continue Reading DCN Review of the Year 2018

Special Schools and Museums Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Accessible and Inclusive Museum Experiences

This toolkit is developed by South East Museum Development Programme in support of Arts Council England. It contains practical advice and case studies regarding Special Educational Needs and Disabled People, particularly in relation to Special Schools. There are key tips for museums to adopt, as well as highlighting important facilities such as Changing Places toilets.… Continue Reading Special Schools and Museums Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Accessible and Inclusive Museum Experiences

Disabled Young People from across the Globe gathered at the First ever  ‘Commonwealth Disabled Youth Roundtable event’ during CHOGM in London

Include Me TOO, a national (United Kingdom-based) charity celebrated their 10th Anniversary this year during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 held in London. During the CHOGM Summit the charity organised the first ever  Commonwealth DisabledYouth Roundtable Event as part of the ‘Commonwealth Include Me 2’ joint project led by Include Me TOO with the Commonwealth Youth Council to… Continue Reading Disabled Young People from across the Globe gathered at the First ever  ‘Commonwealth Disabled Youth Roundtable event’ during CHOGM in London

Disability Co-operative Network round up of 2017

As usual it has been a very busy year for DCN and we have compiled this list in what we are doing to support inclusive practice in the Heritage Sector.  We will also hint in how we are taking DCN forward to 2018 and where we need your support. Since March 2017 we have delivered:… Continue Reading Disability Co-operative Network round up of 2017

Project LAB: tackling illiteracy and other global issues at Royal Institution of Science

June 2017 1 in 5 adults in the United Kingdom are illiterate with 738 million globally. This is hard to digest in the 21st Century and seems more relevant in Victorian society, not the digital age.  In terms of cost to the world it is $1.19 trillion.  The unreasonable group have a selection of entrepreneurs… Continue Reading Project LAB: tackling illiteracy and other global issues at Royal Institution of Science