Changing Places toilets are designed to meet the requirements of people with complex care needs.
The absence of suitable toilets mean that people with complex disabilities who need assistance cannot take part in activities such as shopping, going out for a meal or attending a sporting event. Without a suitable changing bench and hoist, many people with complex needs have to be laid on unhygienic toilet floors or become trapped in their own homes.
Detailed guidance relating to the provision and design of Changing Places toilets was included for the first time in British Standard when it was incorporated into the 2009 edition of BS 8300 “Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people – code of practice”.
Provision should include:
- adequate space for a disabled person when they are not in their wheelchair, their wheelchair, and one or two carers – 12sqm (3m x 4m)
- an adult sized, height adjustable changing bench, wall mounted or free standing
- a ceiling tracking or a mobile hoist
- a peninsular (centrally placed) toilet
- a privacy screen or curtain
- a large bin for pads
- an emergency alarm
- a paper roll
- a non slip floor
We can either install these cubicles into new buildings, or retrofit them into existing structures. The choice is up to you and we will happily work with you to examine the best option for your community. This can mean putting the toilet in to a refurbished building, a new building or another option altogether. Our bespoke service means we work with you to establish the best option.
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