Is a Changing Place different from an accessible toilet?
Yes. A Changing Place is a specific class of accessible area which provides support to people with the most complex disabilities. They offer a toilet, changing areas, a hoist, a changing bench and hygiene facilities.
It is estimated over 250,000 people need access to Changing Places in the UK.
In recent years Changing Places access has become an organised campaign with its own charity. It has gained government and media attention and mandatory Changing Places provision is part of a Bill currently going through Parliament.