Campaigners who have fought to highlight how a lack of fully accessible toilets are blighting the lives of more than a quarter of a million people in the UK are celebrating after securing a government funding pledge.
Changing Places allow disabled people to use the toilet safely - as they come with adult sized changing mats and hoists - though most public buildings do not have the facilities, which has confined many people to their homes.
Fi Anderson runs two charities and is raising a family - but in order to go about her busy day, she can only allow herself a couple of sips of water before the leaves the house - as she cannot guarantee that suitable toilets will be available when she's out and about.
She says the thirst can be like "torture" and says the dehydration has led to a number of health problems and a high rate of infections.
Now, ten NHS Trusts have applied for a share of £500,000 to install the vital facilities, including the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
It's welcome news to a frequent patient there, Zack Kerr, who has campaigned tirelessly for more Changing Places in public spaces.
£1.5 million pounds remains available to other hospital trusts though a matched funding scheme.