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Intu Merry HillImproving bathroom facilities is one of the top- and easiest- methods of opening business doors to a £420million spend.

A new report into disability by the Papworth Trust claims that revenue figure is what disabled people spend each week. The report also lists the top 10 barriers to access outside the home: the list includes bathroom facilities- layout, location and size.

Closomat is uniquely positioned to help address the problem.

“Can you afford to exclude up to 20% of the population? That is how many people are registered disabled,” explains Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manger. “However, Regulations, particularly with regard to accessible toilet provision- were not developed and written by people with limitations. In reality, the majority need more space- for the wheelchair, and/or a carer, additional equipment- such as a hoist or changing bench, particularly as mobility is now perhaps the biggest challenge facing disabled people.

“Venues that have delivered bigger and better facilities report an increase in custom- and thus spend, to the extent of families and groups specifically visiting because there are appropriate toilets.”