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Nowhere to go: Improving the accessibility of public toilets.

Jointly delivered by Newcastle University’s Policy Academy and the Institute for Social Renewal to encourage debate and promote evidence-based policy making.

  • Wednesday 8th May 2019 14:00 (2 hours)
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Poor provision of accessible public toilets leaves disabled people with nowhere to go and excludes them from society. Research carried out with disabled people and carers highlights that social attitudes are a major problem. Particularly the failure to recognise 'hidden' disabilities.

Newcastle University researchers have been working with the charity Carers Northumberland and those most affected by this issue. This seminar will outline key innovations in design and provision of accessible toilets. Ideas now being discussed with the region's local authorities.

Presented by: Newcastle University’s Professor of Sociology Janice McLaughlin, Professor Environmental Political Theory Derek Bell, Research Associates Mary Hull and Libby Morrison

This event is free but registration is required on the Eventbrite page.

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  • Great Hall, Discovery Museum
  • Blandford Square
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 4JA

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