The importance of Changing Places Toilets

Isn’t a Disabled Toilet Enough?

Over ¼ million people need more equipment and space than a standard disabled toilet provides, including people with profound and degenerative diseases and people with hidden disabilities such as dementia, autism and Crohn’s. Standard accessible toilets or “disabled toilets” do not provide changing benches or hoists and most are too small to accommodate more than one person such as family or a carer. Without Changing Places toilets, the person with disabilities is put at risk, and carers are forced to risk their own health and safety by changing their loved one on a toilet floor or other unsuitable and dangerous places.

Changing Places Toilets are needed by 230-250K+ people in the UK, including people with:

Cerebal Palsy

Multiple Sclerosis

Spine Bifida

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

and many other people with hidden disabilities.