Changing Places facility
What are Changing Places facilities?
Changing Places toilets are different to standard accessible toilets (or ‘disabled toilets’) because they have extra features and more space to meet the needs of the people who use them.
The Changing Places facility at the Chamwell Centre will provide a much-needed extra resource for Gloucestershire and will offer many additional facilities available on site to disabled young people and adults. It will be of particular benefit for personal assistants providing short breaks for those who are disabled.
Changing Places facilities offer:
- equipment that includes a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench and a tracking hoist system
- enough space for the disabled person and up to two carers
- centrally placed toilet
- screen or curtain to allow privacy
- safe and clean environment
Who is it for?
Changing Places toilets are for people who need extra facilities to allow them to use the toilets safely, comfortably and with dignity including those with:
- profound and multiple learning disabilities
- spinal injuries
- muscular dystrophy
- multiple sclerosis
- acquired brain injury
Gloucestershire population: approximately 858,000
Changing Places toilets: 2
Nottinghamshire population: approximately 786,000
Changing Places toilets: 16