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But Mrs George says the size of the toilet at Flambards and the equipment do not meet Adam's needs, and that she was not consulted when the park put in the new equipment.

She also disputes the £40,000 cost of a changing places loo, claiming one could be put in for closer to £10,000.

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Well she should source them one for 10k.

 

Is it that she wasn't consulted that she's mad about? Does the equipment work but isn't quite what she'd like. Does she feel left out? 

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I actually had a degree of sympathy with her view and thought the So-Called BBC reported it as her being ridiculous.

They do make changes when he goes there and could move to the new design as lots of places already have done.

I don't get the impression from her that she's a loony SJW looking to cause trouble; the park could have been a bit more helpful.

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I'm sorry but unfortunately but there are things that disabled people just can't do,they ought to be accommodated where possible but no Business should be compelled to do so.

What if some of the staff at the Theme Park were to lose their employment due to the cost of accommodating the disabled child,these kind of cases usually have unintended consequences.

Edited by M S E Refugee

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Doesn't what is considered reasonable depend on how many customers would use the facilities? If there are around 250k individuals needing such equipment how many of them visit this rather small theme park. If it was Alton Towers or similar I think it's a reasonable adjustment based on the likely usage.

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' "He can't climb, he can't walk, he can't jump, he can't run, so all of the physical sensations that are well known to be vital to a child's developments are out of Adam's bounds, so a theme park enables him to have so many of those vital experiences." '

Err hes not going to develop, you dumb bitch.

 

 

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1 hour ago, M S E Refugee said:

I'm sorry but unfortunately but there are things that disabled people just can't do,they ought to be accommodated where possible but no Business should be compelled to do so.

What if some of the staff at the Theme Park were to lose their employment due to the cost of accommodating the disabled child,these kind of cases usually have unintended consequences.

I heard the spokesman and the £40k and job losses sounded unconvincing.

It may be reasonable it may not but this type of costly legislation should always come with a de minimis level below which it does not apply; something that GDPR singularly failed to do.

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5 hours ago, Libspero said:

Sounds a bit unreasonable.

This is only a small theme park (23 rides)..  

That's about ten more than Disneyland Paris. Not even joking.

4 hours ago, spygirl said:

' "He can't climb, he can't walk, he can't jump, he can't run,

 

He can't eat, he can't sleep

There's no doubt

He's in deep...

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The park purchased a winch and their disabled toilet space looked big enough even with the winch. The type of room she was expecting and the roof mounted equipment would cost £40k. For the size of his business he has already been accommodating and taken reasonable measures. Now they are taking legal action against him - she should be targeting the big companies.

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9 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

I actually had a degree of sympathy with her view and thought the So-Called BBC reported it as her being ridiculous.

They do make changes when he goes there and could move to the new design as lots of places already have done.

I don't get the impression from her that she's a loony SJW looking to cause trouble; the park could have been a bit more helpful.

Yes. I don't think she's being unreasonable. It's a theme park and must cater to many thousands of visitors each year. I see that they have provided a temporary solution in the form of a mobile hoist and bed so they clearly aren't bastards. Perhaps when the toilets are due a refurbishment then the proper changes could be made then. The mother could assist in sourcing the proper equipment, she is a campaigner for these specialist toilets so I'd believe her when she says £10,000 is a more realistic figure for the cost.

Good on her and good luck to the lad.

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26 minutes ago, OurDayWillCome said:

The park purchased a winch and their disabled toilet space looked big enough even with the winch. The type of room she was expecting and the roof mounted equipment would cost £40k. For the size of his business he has already been accommodating and taken reasonable measures. Now they are taking legal action against him - she should be targeting the big companies.

The mother was on the radio this morning,to me it sound like she wanted a Ferrari but received a Mondeo the lift was not suitable because she has a bad back which made it very difficult for her to use  the lift fitted     

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17 minutes ago, Long time lurking said:

The mother was on the radio this morning,to me it sound like she wanted a Ferrari but received a Mondeo the lift was not suitable because she has a bad back which made it very difficult for her to use  the lift fitted     

he got on the rides

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4 hours ago, eight said:

That's about ten more than Disneyland Paris. Not even joking.

He can't eat, he can't sleep

There's no doubt

He's in deep...

Does he get there in a pergeout (sp?j

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From the picture on the So-Called BBC website, the mother looks like she could be his grandmother. Christ, she must have known the risks of having a kid so late in life, but now expects the rest of the world to compensate and foot the bill. Everything that is wrong with modern Western society.

 

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10 hours ago, UmBongo said:

Isn't that the name of a Johnny Cash song? 

;)

I keep seeing "disabled boy uses". But then I've had vodka.

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Perhaps the disabled community should pay for stuff like this? It just doesn't seem fair to me that a business has to spend money on a minority group out of all proportion to the value of the business that minority group provides.

The business spends £10k (or £40k) on a toilet hoist that hardly anyone will use. How's that fair on the business?

 

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9 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

Perhaps the disabled community should pay for stuff like this? It just doesn't seem fair to me that a business has to spend money on a minority group out of all proportion to the value of the business that minority group provides.

The business spends £10k (or £40k) on a toilet hoist that hardly anyone will use. How's that fair on the business?

 

The legislation says ‘reasonable ajustment’. I don’t see this as reasonable. Where else exactly would these kind of facilities be found?  Would they be in the big shopping centres?  Local pubs?  Restaurants?  There must be a benchmark of when an organisation is expected to provide this specialist equipment. Motorway service stations?  

Im in and out of large educational providers (when not posting on dosbods of course) but have not seen this level of equipment. 

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