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New funding will help provide over 500 new Changing Places Toilets in England

Thousands of severely disabled people who need specialised public facilities will benefit from over 500 new Changing Places toilets in England. The Chancellor confirmed in his Spring Statement over £23.5 million has been allocated to 191 councils across England to ...

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Mears Group hires employee director to support disabled employees

The support services group to the social housing and care sectors has recently appointed a new Employee Director, Jay Whistler. Mears is one of the few PLC companies in the UK that has a dedicated employee director, and has gone ...

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Compass partners with JET to support people with learning disabilities

Compass Group UK & Ireland is working in partnership with Tower Project JET Service (JET) in East London to provide employment support for people with learning disabilities and autism. People with learning disabilities are being defined as one of England’s ...

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Sodexo retains Disability Confident Leader status

Sodexo has had its Leader status in the UK Government’s Disability Confident scheme re-accredited for a further three years. The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to a workplace. A ...

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PEEPs are not just for workplaces

Since the 2005 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, the responsibility and focus to provide a safe and suitable egress from a building or environment during an emergency situation has meant our public and business spaces have become much safer for ...

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International award – winning accessibility consultancy Direct Access has launched an Evacuation Chair range

Developed by disabled people, it is the first time that Chairs have been developed with a disabled evacuee in mind. Established in 2004, Direct Access is the UK’s leading accessibility consultancy advising organisations on physical access to premises. A key ...

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Sodexo research looks at the future of disability inclusion

In celebration of today’s International Day of People with Disabilities Sodexo has published a report of the findings of a survey into the lived experience of employees and customers with disabilities. The report, ‘A day without explanation: the future of ...

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Changing Places toilets to be compulsory in new public buildings

More than 250,000 severely disabled people will have greater access to public places after the government moved to make Changing Places toilets compulsory in new buildings. Changing Places toilets are larger accessible toilets for severely disabled people, with equipment such ...

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NEC gets Cleen with new toilet review app

The NEC’s commitment to customer experience has gone a step further with the introduction of a toilet and washroom review app. The UK’s leading exhibition venue is now using the UK’s first fully integrated management tool and review app, Cleen. ...

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Sodexo affirms its commitment to disability inclusion

Sodexo has reinforced its commitment to disability inclusion by joining The Valuable 500, an international initiative striving to put disability on the leadership agenda. The French multinational food services and facilities management provider has affirmed its ongoing commitment that by ...

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