The Low Down Local on Changing Places Loos

The Changing Places Consortium launched a campaign back in 2006 as they felt that standard disabled toilets weren’t accessible enough for most disabled people.Changing Places Logo

 

Their website states:

“To use the toilet in safety and comfort, many people need to be able to access a Changing Places toilet which has enough space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist.”

 

Having severe Cerebral Palsy myself, these facilities have proved to be invaluable (when the hoist is charged, but that’s a different story!)

 

There are a few Changing Places facilities locally: one is in Newcastle Library, another is in Hanley bus station and there’s another in Crewe railway station.  If you know of any other local Changing Places facilities, please get in touch at nswcug@gmail.com or via our Facebook and Twitter pages so that we can spread the word!

 

You can find out more about the Changing Places Consortium HERE.