The team at Advantage Healthcare have been wearing their ‘Selfie Kits’ in support of the 10 year anniversary of the Changing Places campaign being officially launched.

Changing places are paving the way for accessibility for all, starting with toilets. Nearly a quarter of a million people in the UK need Changing Places toilets but there are less than 1,000 across the UK.

What are Changing Places Toilets?

Standard accessible toilets are not meeting the needs of all people with a disability. People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra facilities to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably.

Changing Places toilets are different to standard accessible toilets (or “disabled toilets”) as they have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people who use them.

Each Changing Places toilet provides:

The right equipment

  • a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench
  • a tracking hoist system, or mobile hoist if this is not possible.

Enough space

  • adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers
  • a centrally placed toilet with room either side
  • a screen or curtain to allow some privacy

A safe and clean environment

  • wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench
  • a large waste bin for disposable pads
  • a non-slip floor

There are now over 850 Changing Places toilets registered across the UK, with airports, football clubs and motorway service stations all wishing to install more Changing Places toilets in 2016.

Why not take this opportunity to celebrate all that the campaign has achieved and help raise more awareness of the life changing difference Changing Places toilets make to peoples lives. Check out the Changing Places website

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