PUBLIC toilets in Reading have been given the seal of approval as among the most accessible in the country. 

Reading Borough Council has been named in the top twenty places offering accessible toilets across the UK.

A recent study conducted by QS Supplies has found that, in Reading, 16 of the 26 public loos are accessible to disabled users.

Another Berkshire council that did well was Bracknell Forest where 84 per cent of the 25 public toilets are deemed accessible.

Knowing there is an accessible toilet is important for many people who suffer from health issues and disabilities.

A simple trip to the toilet can be a challenge if you don’t have access to the right piece of equipment or to adapted facilities.

Yet with the number of locally-funded accessible public toilets falling by 19 per cent in the last six years, people are finding it more difficult to track one down.

Although not required to provide public toilets, UK councils and companies are obliged to consider the needs of elderly and disabled people equally.

Some of these assessable toilets include places like shopping centres and country parks.

The data shows the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is in the top position with 84.9 per cent of its 53 public toilets being accessible.