Where did the idea for MigLoo come from?
It all began with John Robinson getting inspiration from the people with profound disabilities that he worked with, and subsequently his concern at the physical challenges those people experience daily. John left his job running the Pershore Day Care Centre in Worcestershire in 2005 to develop his inventions. He began by inventing a mobile changing suite to enable those in need to take their facilities with them. This first changing suite received an award at the Changing Places launch in 2006 which led to the evolution of the Festival, Freedom and Naked versions.
Why would a MigLoo make such a difference?
Having a MigLoo means that facilities can be put where people need them... and they're low cost — making it easy for those seeking ‘reasonable adjustments’. We've seen users of the MigLoo (the carers as well as wheelchair occupants) become quite emotional because someone cared enough to provide what they needed and give them the freedom to attend the event in comfort. We’re deeply moved by these users and highly motivated to help you create a Changing Place of your own.
How much space is in a MigLoo?
The Freedom is 2mx3m and has a changing bed, gantry, hoist and tent cover. It is compact and can be erected on a level site by 2 people.
The Festival is 4.5mx3m and classed as a Changing Place, so should have a sink, water from a tap, privacy screen and a loo. It is independent of mains water or electric — somewhat like camping — which makes it incredibly flexible and cost-effective.
The Naked Migloo is the Festival without the tent. This can be used to provide facilities in suitable, lockable rooms in supermarkets, businesses, or even empty offices on the High Streets. We see The Naked MigLoo as a temporary solution to a current lack of facilities by providing a low-cost way of making a very 'reasonable adjustment' and helping to assess the need for permanent facility installation. We also realize that MigLoos can enable organizations to find the optimum site for a brick and mortar changing area, thus avoiding putting them in places few will use!
What kind of sling is the hoist designed for?
The hoist we recommend — the Invacare Robin —is for looped slings.
Where has MigLoo been used?
MigLoo has been erected at Fun Days at football clubs, theatres, Fetes, Disability Awareness Days, Children’s Play Schemes, College Events, Exhibitions, School Events, Music Festivals and more.
How much space is needed, and where's the best place to erect a MigLoo?
The Freedom is 2x3m, and the Festival is 3x4.5mm. You need space around both for securing guy ropes, etc. in case of rain and wind. But the best site is a good central place where users can access it. (It’s hard work— wheelchairing!)
How can I find out the cost to create a MigLoo?
Simply Contact Us, send an email inquiry or phone us at: 07470 751684.
What is the company information for MigLoo?
Company Registration: Protorus Solutions Limited | Company Number: 9093610 | VAT 190504423
BACS: Protorus Solutions Limited | Account: 68598460 | Sort Code: 30-98-97