- Changing Places
Standard disabled toilets do not meet the needs of all people with a disability. People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other serious impairments such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or an acquired brain injury, often need extra assisting facilities to allow them to use the toilets comfortably. Changing Places toilets are different to standard disabled toilets with extra features and more space to meet these needs. Changing Places toilets need to provide the right equipment.
Equipment such as height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, tracking hoist system (or mobile hoist if this is not possible) are considered essentials.
Adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers would also need considering as well as a centrally placed toilet with room either side for the carers to assist the user. A screen or curtain to allow the disabled person and carer some privacy, a safe and clean environment, wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench, large waste bin for disposable pads & non-slip floor.