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Bents new signs aim to make bathroom access easier for customers with 'invisible illnesses'

Bents Garden & Home has introduced new toilet door signs to help people with ‘invisible illnesses’ get better access to bathroom facilities.

The move, taking its inspiration from a campaign started by Scottish school girl, Grace Warnock, who suffers from Crohn’s Disease, aims to prevent people like Grace being denied access or questioned about using a disabled toilet.

Her design for a new accessible toilet sign, which features two people with red hearts standing next to the traditional image of a wheelchair user, is now being used widely in shops, leisure centres and public buildings, including the Scottish Parliament.

In line with Grace’s campaign, which has the backing of the Crohn’s and Colitis UK charity, Bents has created its own signage which now features on all disabled facilities at the centre.

Bents is supporting the Alzheimer’s Society this year and hopes to gain recognition as a dementia-friendly destination.

MD says Matthew Bent they first saw news of Grace’s campaign in the trade press after a garden centre in Scotland introduced the new signage. “We immediately thought it was a great idea.  It is such a simple concept, but one which we believe will be of help to many people.”

Further details about Grace’s Sign campaign can be found online on her Facebook page.

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