I have seen quite a lot of posts on social media lately regarding the lack of changing facilities available for children with disabilities or additional needs. There are 800,000 disabled children in the UK but only 1058 Changing Places toilets to meet their needs. This means that some parents are being forced to change their children on the floor. Since this became an ongoing issue for parents in 2012, Sudocrem has campaigned for change winning various awards along the way. There are currently 3 categories up for an award:
- Baby Changing Room of The Year
- Dad’s Changing Rooms
- Changing Places Toilets (in association with PAMIS)
Jenny Miller CEO of PAMIS explains, “We are thrilled that Sudocrem have recognised the needs of children with complex needs as they grow too large for baby changing facilities. Children and young people who require these facilities are often prevented from taking part in their communities by the simple things that we take for granted. In 2007 we co-founded the Changing Places Consortium and campaign to develop accessible facilities for the most disabled people in the UK. The Sudocrem award scheme is a great idea and we’re confident it’s going to make a big difference!
If you would like to nominate a changing room for the award, then let us know which facility, why you want to nominate it and preferably include a photo on Facebook via the Sudocrem website. Entries will be judged by the NCT, PAMIS and Sudocrem. The closing date for entries is 31st January 2018 and the winners will be announced by the 9th March 2018.
The winning facilities will receive an engraved plaque. Everyone who nominates their favourite facilities will also be entered in to a prize draw for the chance to win a short break at a family friendly hotel.
I have loved Sudocrem products ever since I had my first baby 2 years ago, it is a brand that I am very familiar with and I am proud to be working with them on this project. Did you know that Sudocrem are the no.1 award winning nappy care brand in 15 countries and have been trusted by many generations. We have teamed up and are offering you the chance to win a beautiful Babymel Changing Bag worth £58!! (I secretly want one for myself) alongside some sudocrem products from the brand themselves.