Accessible Toilet Sign Campaign Claims Another Victory Thanks To Support From Crohn’s And Colitis UK
Morrisons install accessible toilet signs in 492 stores.
The Bladder and Bowel Community is delighted to share some fantastic news from the Crohn’s and Colitis UK charity. They have successfully managed to recruit Morrisons supermarkets to their accessible toilet sign campaign.
Tonya Glennester, and her 5-year-old daughter Evalynn, who suffers from ADHD and autism, were told they ‘didn’t look disabled’ by another customer in Asda when using the disabled toilet. This prompted Tonya to discuss the issue with the store manager, who came up with a strategy with the Asda head office.
Following on from this, the supermarket heavyweights rolled out accessible toilet signs in 421 of their stores.
Crohn’s and Colitis have built on this progressive step and snowballed the fight against negative attitudes to people with less obvious impairments. On top of the support already gained from Asda, Morrisons have now pledged to implement the new signs in 492 of their shops by early next year.
We’re now asking you, the Bladder and Bowel Community, to help with the final push of signatures. Let’s get these signs in the rest of the big supermarkets across the UK!
Crohn’s and Colitis are helping turn the tide of the battle against stigmas and misinformation about two of our most prevalent conditions in our community, and with the accessible toilet sign, we think that the paranoia of using a public disabled toilet can be removed for those of us with less obvious disabilities and conditions.
Used in tandem with a ‘Just Can’t Wait Card’, we hope that your future forays into public will be as comfortable as humanly possible.
So, come one come all, and send an email via the Crohn’s and Colitis website today!