The campaigning activity of local schoolgirl Grace Warnock to raise awareness of the right of people with ‘invisible’ disabilities to use accessible toilets has been raised at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons.
Martin Whitfield MP highlighted the Grace’s Sign campaign and asked the Prime Minister to endorse the campaign’s objective of standardising toilet signage to help avoid anyone with hidden disabilities from experiencing negative comments or abuse when using accessible toilets.
In her reply to Mr Whitfield, Theresa May praised Grace and warmly welcomed the campaign and the role it has played in raising awareness of these issues which affect so many people with hidden disabilities.
Martin Whitfield MP said:
“Grace has made a huge difference in raising awareness of the stigma sometimes experienced by people with hidden disabilities when using accessible toilets. Her Grace’s Sign campaign has struck a real chord with many thousands of people across the UK and beyond.
“The campaign continues to progress and is breaking new ground with efforts to achieve standardisation of accessible toilet signage across the UK, which I was very pleased to have the opportunity to raise with the Prime Minister.
“Theresa May had already recognised Grace’s work last year with a Points of Light award, but this further endorsement of her efforts is very welcome. I’ll be continue working with Grace and her family to support the campaign and help spread the message with colleagues in Parliament.”