Telephone: 0207 803 2876 (For all enquiries in England, Wales and Northern, If you have any questions about using or locating Changing Places, registration, signage or supporting the campaign get in touch with us.)
If you want free and impartial advice on Changing Places equipment and installation you can contact our campaign sponsors Aveso by calling 01242 822 979
The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people. People need the Changing Places toilets that would help them to enjoy the day to day activities many of us take for granted.
The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. Thousands of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities cannot use standard accessible toilets. They need support from one or two carers to use the toilet or to have their continence pad changed.
Standard accessible toilets do not provide changing benches or hoists. Most are too small to accommodate more than one person. Without Changing Places toilets, the person with disabilities is put at risk, and families are forced to risk their own health and safety by changing their daughter or son on a toilet floor. This is dangerous, unhygienic and undignified.
It is now accepted and expected that everyone has a right to live in the community, to move around within it and access all its facilities. Government policy promotes the idea of ‘community participation’ and ‘active citizenship’, but for some people with disabilities the lack of a fully accessible toilet is denying them this right.
Click this link to find where Changing Places are located: http://changingplaces.uktoiletmap.org/
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