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Changing Places Campaign

About The Campaign


Changing Places is a campaign for fully accessible toileting facilities for people who are unable to use a standard toilet, making venues of all types more accessible for all.

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:

  • 130,000 older people
  • 40,000 people with profound learning disabilities
  • 30,000 people with Cerebral Palsy
  • 13,000 people with acquired brain injury
  • 8,500 people with Multiple Sclerosis
  • 8,000 people with Spina Bifida
  • 500 people with Motor Neurone Disease

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What is a Changing Places Toilet?


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 HoistChanging TableWashbasinPeninsular 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.

Discover more about Changing Places Specifications

Changing Places Map


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:

Changing Places Map

Changing Places Campaigners


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:

Changing Places Campaigners

Discover Changing Places Case Studies See more

Working with Attractions for Greater Accessibility
Both Bristol Cycling Centre and Colchester Zoo were supported by United Care and helped to achieve fully compliant Changing Places facilities. Discover how United care are working with attractions for greater accessibility in the wider community.
Wander Wisley without worry; Brand new Changing Places toilet unveiled
Working with United Care, RHS Wisley achieves Changing Places registration and fully compliant facility with the OT200 Ceiling Hoist, Changing Table and more.
Charity keeps giving martha trust completes rehabilitation project
With a challenge of structural complications, Martha Trust brings in experts at United Care to implement multi-room Ceiling Hoist Systems; to ensure staff and patients are protected from risk of injury whilst using their Hydrotherapy Suite.