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Take part in the British standard 8300 consultation

8th Jun 2009

Take part in the British standard 8300 consultation

Changing Places toiletBritish Standard 8300: Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people contains guidelines for designing public buildings so that they are accessible to disabled people. This British Standard is currently being updated, and the Changing Places Consortium has campaigned hard for it to include Changing Places toilets – with a hoist, changing bench and plenty of space.

A draft of the British Standard has been published for public comment and the good news is it includes Changing Places toilets!

If the proposals are agreed and Changing Places toilets are included in the final version of the British Standard it will mean that Changing Places toilets are considered in the planning of all new big public buildings. This would be a huge step forward for the campaign and could change the lives of many thousands of disabled people and their families.

But without public support this won’t be achieved.

Please help by taking part in the consultation and helping the panel to understand how desperately Changing Places toilets are needed by disabled people and their families. It will be a long time until the standard is updated again, so let’s not miss this opportunity!

The closing date for the consultation is 31 July 2008.

Further information

For further information, please contact:

The Changing Places Consortium
Telephone: 020 7696 6954