Local campaigning has already been instrumental in getting hundreds of Changing Places Toilets installed.
If you want to see a Changing Places Toilet near you, setting up a local campaign group to gather support and lobby decision makers in your area is an effective way of making that change happen.
We have created a local campaigns pack to help you.
It includes tips and ideas and a six-step guide to help you run a local campaign. It also contains useful contacts, template plans and press releases to really get your campaign moving.
It is cheaper and easier to install Changing Places Toilets if they are included in the plans for new buildings. So it is well worth finding out if there are plans for new buildings like a new shopping centre, major supermarket or leisure complex in your area. If there are, you could approach the company directly and try to persuade them of the importance of including a Changing Places toilet in their plan.
You can also influence the decision to include a Changing Places Toilet through the Local Authority. Applications for new buildings have to be approved by Local Authorities, or the Planning Service in Northern Ireland. They must take into account the needs of disabled people when they consider applications for new buildings or building developments.
You can find details of your local authority by going to the Find your local council - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) website. You can get contact details for your Local Access Officer from your Local Authority or you can contact the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) by telephoning 020 7234 0434 or visiting The National Register of Access Consultants | NRAC website.