Welsh Labour MP, Chris Elmore, has called for an end to the taboo surrounding disabilities which are not always apparent to the naked eye.
Chris recently met with fellow Labour MPs, Ruth Jones and Martin Whitfield, at an event in Parliament designed to raise awareness of such hidden disabilities and to promote inclusive signage.
Signs have recently been put in place within the Parliamentary estate to help people better understand the sheer number of conditions which are not always understood to be physical disabilities by the general public.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“There are so many hidden disabilities that people either don’t have an awareness of or don’t understand the access needs they are associated with.
“I’m really pleased that we’re seeing increased use of inclusive signage in lots of our public spaces but we need to do much more to raise awareness of these issues among the public.
“I’ve previously been campaigning for more changing places locally to ensure people with increased access needs have the facilities they need to get on with their daily life in as easy and stress-free way as possible.”
Chris previously wrote to McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in Sarn to raise the issue of changing places with them. Thanks to the campaigning efforts of local residents and Chris' support, the shopping village has now had a state of the art changing place installed for customer use.