Author: Age Cymru
Published on 05 March 2012 09:00 AM
Age Cymru is backing calls for a government investigation into the future of Wales’s public toilet network.
We're supporting the findings of a National Assembly for Wales committee report into the problems caused by a lack of public toilets.
The Health and Social Care Committee is publishing its report - ‘Public health implications of inadequate public toilet facilities – report of evidence’ today.
One of the report’s key findings is the need for an investigation by local government experts into solutions to save our public toilets.
Our Campaigns Coordinator Rhea Stevens comments:
“Public toilets are a lifeline for older people, providing them with freedom, independence and the confidence they need to lead fulfilling and active lives.
“Yet despite this, public toilets are disappearing from our communities at an alarming rate and assertive action is needed to halt this decline.
“Age Cymru gave evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee earlier this year about the public health implications of a lack of public toilets.
“We welcome the Committee’s report and their recognition that there is a strong public health case for better public toilet provision.
“The National Assembly for Wales should now take action on the report’s recommendations, and further investigate solutions to address the decline of public toilets.”