Hillsborough Park to get new accessible toilets for severely disabled people
Green Party Councillors have welcomed news that the Council has secured funding for a new accessible toilet for severely disabled people using Hillsborough Park.
A Changing Places grant of £100,000, Community Infrastructure Levy of £10,000 and £15,000 of Council funding will extend and improve the existing disabled toilet to a new improved one with hoists, a peninsular toilet, an adult sized changing area and privacy screens.
The Government announced £7 million of funding for Changing Places grants in February and the Council is making use of this funding to improve facilities for disabled people in Sheffield.
Hillsborough Green Councillor Christine Gilligan- Kubo said,
“ There are over 250,000 people living with severe disabilities in the UK and we should make more public spaces accessible for them and their carers so that they are able to get out and about and enjoy the places we all enjoy. These new toilet facilities are a step in the right direction and will be important in improving accessibility in the Hillsborough area. People living with disabilities are often restricted in what they can do by the availability of toilet facilities and I am very pleased that this new facility will make Hillsborough Park a more inclusive and inviting place for everyone.”
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