Changing Places Toilets

Changing Places toilets are designed to meet the requirements of people with complex care needs. There is considerable grant money currently available via Local Authorities for the growth of this network. As a consequence, the network is growing, and you can find the current map here.

The absence of suitable toilets means that people with complex disabilities who need assistance cannot take part in activities. These activities include 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.

Healthmatic install Changing Places toilets either as Modular Units, often adjacent to existing toilet blocks, or disabled car parking, or as refurbishments of other toilets. They are ideally located close to the arrival and exit location, which shoudl in turn be close to the area being visited.

There are numerous sources of information, including the Changing Places website. Healthmatic are installing them regularly as part of an area upgrade, and if you want to know layouts, costs, ideas, please do get in touch.

Interior of a Changing Places toilet

Provision should include:

  • adequate space for a disabled person, their wheelchair, and one/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 install these cubicles as modular buildings, in to new buildings and even retrofit them into existing structures. We’ll work with you to examine the best option for your community, whether that’s 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.

Get in touch today, to find out more information by visiting our Contact Us page.


Downloads

This drawing shows a Changing Places cubicle with no service area. This would be ideal where there is an adjacent facility where cleaning materials can be stored.

This drawing shows a Changing Places cubicle with a service area included that could be used to store cleaning materials etc.

This drawing shows a Changing Places cubicle that has additional accessible and unisex cubicles as well, as part of a larger project.