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Who are the Consortium?

Who are the Consortium?

Find out more about the organisations that make up the Changing Places Consortium.

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What are Changing Places toilets?

What are Changing Places toilets?

Standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with a disability.

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Why are Changing Places toilets important?

Why are Changing Places toilets important?

Without Changing Places toilets, the person with disabilities is put at risk, and families are forced to risk their own health and safety by changing their loved one on a toilet floor. This is dangerous, unhygienic and undignified.

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Who are they for?

Who are they for?

Research has found that over a quarter of a million severely disabled people, including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, do not have access to public toilet facilities that meet their needs.

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What do we want?

What do we want?

We are calling for Changing Places toilets to be installed in all big public places. This would enable all disabled people to go out with the same dignity as everyone else: to go to the shops, attend hospital appointments, enjoy community life, socialise and travel.

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Supporters of the campaign

Supporters of the campaign

Supporters of the Changing Places campaign for fully accessible toilets

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Contact us

Contact us

Contact details for the Changing Places campaign for fully accessible toilets

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How did the Changing Places campaign begin?

How did the Changing Places campaign begin?

About us - find out who is in the Changing Places Consortium

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Useful links

Useful links

Links to other useful information and organisations

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Media interest

Media interest

Information to help anyone looking to do media coverage around Changing Places toilets

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Changing Benches

Changing Benches

An adult-sized changing bench is an essential part of a Changing Places toilet.

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The Changing Places symbol

The Changing Places symbol

The Changing Places symbol can be used on the door of your Changing Places toilet, on wayfinding signage, or in promotional literature.

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Example Layout

Example Layout

This is an example of the layout of a changing places toilet.

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Changing Places Standards

Changing Places Standards

Changing Places facilities need to meet a certain standard to be registered on our website.

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Mobile and Modular options

Mobile and Modular options

Mobile and Modular options

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Important Information

Important Information

Important Information

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Service stations with a Changing Places toilet

Service stations with a Changing Places toilet

Service stations with a Changing Places toilet

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Other changing facilities

Other changing facilities

Other changing facilities

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Hoists

Hoists

A hoist is an essential part of a Changing Places toilet.

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Peninsular Toilet

Peninsular Toilet

In a Changing Places facility, the toilet should be sticking out like a "peninsular" at least a metre away from the walls on either side.

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Grab Rails

Grab Rails

Both wall-mounted vertical grab rails and drop-down support rails should be fixed to the wall either side of a peninsular toilet to offer support to people while transferring and while seated.

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Wash Basin

Wash Basin

A washbasin needs to be provided in a Changing Places toilet.

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Costs

Costs

Estimated equipment costs for a Changing Places toilet can vary but are in the region of between £12,000 - £17,000 including VAT.

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Key Schemes

Key Schemes

Some venues choose to keep the Changing Places toilet unlocked. Other venues may keep it locked and ask visitors to obtain a key from reception to use the facility.

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British Standard 8300:2000

British Standard 8300:2000

British Standard 8300

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Public Sector Equality Duty

Public Sector Equality Duty

he Disability Discrimination Act 2005 introduced the Disability Equality Duty (DED).

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DCLG strategic guidance

DCLG strategic guidance

This current edition of Approved Document M: Access to and Use of Buildings incorporates text amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010.

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Planning Policy for Wales

Planning Policy for Wales

Technical Advice Note 12: Design Aspects

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Installation FAQ

Installation FAQ

Here we've tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions from venues installing Changing Places toilets.

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Leading Suppliers for CPT

Leading Suppliers for CPT

Leading Manufacturers, suppliers and installers of CPT Equipment.

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£30 million investment to provide Changing Places toilets

£30 million investment to provide Changing Places toilets

The government has announced a new £30 million fund to install more Changing Places toilets

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What are we campaigning for?

What are we campaigning for?

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities or with physical disabilities such as spinalinjuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra equipment and space to allowthem to use the toilets safely and comfortably.

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Watch this space!

Watch this space!

Watch this space!

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