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Colostomy Association endorses Grace's Sign campaign

Dec 9, 2015

The Colostomy Association is endorsing the Grace’s Sign campaign for improved signage of accessible toilets in Scotland.

10 year old Grace Warnock from East Lothian has launched a campaign to highlight that accessible toilets are not just for wheelchair users. Grace hopes that her design for a new sign for accessible toilets will be used across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
 
The campaign has already received plenty of support and attention. On 19th November 2015, Members of Scottish Parliament held a debate about the campaign and the need to raise awareness of the needs of other accessible toilet users. 
 
The Colostomy Association is currently campaigning for a Stoma-Friendly Society by improving facilities for ostomates and raising awareness that people with a stoma have the right to use accessible toilets without fear of criticism or harassment.  
 
A spokesperson for the Colostomy Association said: “We are proud to endorse Grace’s campaign to help raise the exposure of people with invisible conditions and disabilities and the unfair stigma many face when using accessible toilets.”
 
Grace’s mum, Judith, said: “I hope that the support and encouragement she has received during this campaign especially from her local MSP, the school, friends and family and off course supporters of her Facebook page will stay with her and allow her to realise that there may be difficult times in the future but she must continue to do what she can when she is well.”
 
Visit the Grace’s Sign campaign’s Facebook page for more updates and information.
 

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