According to a 2009 University of Dundee study, there are at least 250,000 people in the UK for whom a standard accessible toilet does not meet their needs.
They either need a bit more space so that their carers can assist them, they may not be able to get out of their wheelchair unassisted, or they might need the use of a changing bench.
All of these are found in a Mobiloo.
When an event or venue doesn’t have a toilet facility with the above things, people who need them are forced to make a choice. Shall I stay at home, or should I risk injury and infection by being manually lifted from my wheelchair and changed on the floor of a public toilet? We don’t think people should be forced to make this choice, which is the reason we exist!
Each of our Mobiloo units has:
- A toilet with grab rails each side
- An electronic hoist
- An adult sized changing bench
- Running water
- Soap, hand towels, wet wipes and disposable, latex free, hygienic gloves
We have several different Mobiloo units, each with a slightly different footprint and access path. In general, we’d say that two parking spaces one in front of the other, is enough for our most popular unit type to operate within. Ideal operating dimensions are 4m x 10m.
Each Mobiloo unit is self-contained and can operate completely independently for up to two days. For bookings longer than two days, we require access to:
- electric (either a 16amp hook up or a standard British 3 pin plug socket)
- water. Each unit has portable water carriers to replenish supplies. A tap within 100m is ideal.
- A toilet connected to mains sewerage in order to empty our camper van style cassette toilets
We’re very conscious of our environmental impact and do all we can to keep it to an absolute minimum.
We use organic cleaning products where available. Our van fleet is modern and compliant with the latest environmental regulations.
When larger electric vans become a practical alternative to conventional fuels, we are committed to use these.
At HQ, commutes and journeys to our vehicle storage are made by bike whenever possible.
First off, they make sure that the Mobiloo gets to where it needs to be on time. When they arrive, they will set up the Mobiloo, ensuring the equipment is ready for use and if appropriate taking care of sourcing water and an electrical hook up.
They will then stay with the unit through the course of an event, operating the tail lift and being on hand to instruct anyone not sure of how any of the equipment works. They also keep the unit clean and hygienic throughout the event.