In the UK, there are 11.4 million disabled people who require accessible toilets and over 230,000 people who need additional support which Changing Places toilets provide. This can be broken down as follows:
Our new guide seeks to clarify the updated Standard, in order for those building or campaigning for Changing Places to glean as much crucial information from these necessary guidelines as possible, with minimal effort. The comprehensive and handy guide offers a clear overview of the specifications, explaining the campaign and its importance – for those who have just been introduced to Changing Places.
Changing Places facilities provide more space (12sqm2) and equipment than a DOC-M accessible toilet. This, therefore, provides adequate room for extra equipment such as a Ceiling Hoist, Changing Table, Washbasin, Peninsular Toilet etc. and allows space to accommodate carers to easily help the user.
Click on the interactive map to discover what makes up a Changing Places:
With a country-wide team of experts in equipment, room layouts, CAD design and promotion; OpeMed offer clients the full turnkey specification for a Changing Places toilet.
There are now well over 1000 fully equipped Changing Places Toilets throughout the UK from Service Stations, to Airports and Leisure Centres.
To find your local Changing Places, the Changing Places consortium has created a useful map that allows you to locate registered Changing Places toilets and plan your journey.
Click below to find a Changing Places near you:
The Changing Places Campaign is very fortunate in having an increasingly growing network of passionate consortium members, campaigners and supporters.
Stretching UK wide; the Changing Places campaigners work tirelessly to educate and inform people including businesses and politicians of the importance of Changing Places facilities.
Find out about some of the key supporters here:
Over the last two years OpeMed has been transitioning into a division of United Care, working closely with our Dutch partners to bring you the best quality patient transfer equipment and support with all of your washing & bathing needs.
The day has finally come to unveil the changes, so let us introduce you to your new OpeMed…
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.