Today is a landmark day at the Changing Places Consortium: we have reached 2,000 Changing Places toilets registered and appearing on the official map!
Elland Road Stadium has today become the 2,000th Changing Places toilet to be added to the official map: Changing Places Toilets (changing-places.org)
Registrations of Changing Places toilets began back in 2008, with just 13 CPTs registered in that first year. Since then, the Changing Places message has spread far and wide, bringing increasingly more venues into the inclusive fold. Last year we registered 162 new CPTs across the UK and this year looks to be on-track to beat that again!
There’s no denying that the Leeds area demonstrates a fantastic commitment to accessibility and inclusion with a high number of registered CPTs. On their decision to install a Changing Places toilet at the stadium, Morrie Eisenberg, Chief Operating Officer at Leeds United told us:
“We are delighted that the 2000th registered Changing Places toilet has been installed at Elland Road, as we continue to try and make the stadium as inclusive and accessible as possible. The feedback from supporters has been brilliant and it was a real team effort to make this happen, so a huge thank you to everyone involved.”
To have reached the 2,000th registered CPT is an amazing achievement, and a testament to the determination and dedication of our campaigners, as well as the commitment to inclusion from the venues who appear on our Changing Places toilets map.
Whilst it’s wonderful to have reached this milestone, the work on the Changing Places toilet campaign is far from over. Until Changing Places toilets are installed in all public spaces, the consortium will continue to work closely with campaigners, venues, suppliers, and funders as we work towards a fully inclusive society.
A huge congratulations to Leeds United Football Club, and a thank you from the Changing Places community – your Changing Places toilet truly will change lives.