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Families forced to change disabled on toilet floors

Thousands of disabled people are being robbed of their dignity when it comes to using public facilities that the rest of us take for granted.

That's according to campaigners who say many are unable to used standard accessible toilets because rooms and changing tables are too small.

It means extra challenges for some families on a typical day out.

Clare Forestier reports:

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"We often have to change our daughter on a dirty floor"

Thousands of disabled children and adults in the West Country have to be changed on dirty toilet floors because of a lack of appropriate toilet facilities in public areas.

They can't use standard accessible toilets because the rooms and changing tables are too small for them and their carers.

Families are forced to change their loved ones on toilet floors or be confined to their own homes.

Elizabeth William's 10-year old daughter Celyn has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy:-

Carers have to change disabled people on toilet floors or stay at home

Thousands of disabled people in the West Country have to be changed on dirty toilet floors because of a lack of appropriate toilet facilities in public areas.

They can't use standard accessible toilets because the rooms and changing tables are too small for them and their carers.

A lack of suitable changing facilities in toilets for people with disabilities restricts families from going out. Credit: ITV News West Country