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Meru – from disabilities to possibilities

If you look after, work with or support one or more disabled children who is between 3-14 years old and requires postural support for sitting and is able to toilet in the conventional manner (i.e. not using a catheter or stoma bag you will know of the struggles involved in using them in public toilets.

My name is Susie Westby and I am studying product design engineering at Loughborough University. In partnership with MERU, a children’s charity that designs specialised equipment for children and young people with disabilities (www.meru.org.uk), I am designing a portable toilet seat/system that provides postural support when using public toilets for my final year project.

I would be really grateful if you could complete my short survey here:


Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or suggestions for my project:


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