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Community Changing Places at The Salvation Army UK & Ireland Territorial Headquarters
Closomat has recently completed a hi-spec Changing Places installation for ‘Cafe Hope’ at The Salvation Army UK & Ireland Territorial Headquarters building in Denmark Hill. The Changing Places toilet goes above and beyond British Standards by including a Closomat wash and dry toilet, which washe...
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Changing Places specifications: what you need to know – part 2
In our last article about Changing Places specifications, we looked at some of the elements that often get overlooked, including, non-slip flooring, LRV and colour contrast, the full-length mirror, a wash and dry toilet and appropriate sanitary disposal. In part two, we look at some of the larger co...
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Changing Places specifications: what you need to know – Part 1
When we talk about Changing Places toilets (CPTs), we often focus on the adult-sized changing bench and hoist, as they are two of the most prominent pieces of equipment in the room, and arguably the most recognisable for the lay person. But the specification of a CPT is so much more than that. Writt...
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The Period Poverty that Nobody is Talking About
The following piece has been written for us by a full-time parent carer. She is passionate about Changing Places and highlighting the challenges her daughter faces, along with hundreds of thousands of other disabled people in the UK. Due to the intimate nature of the topic, at the writer’s req...
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Parent-carer publishes new toilet selfies to raise awareness of need for Changing Places toilets
Thanks to the support of specialist accessible toilet installer, Closomat, Sarah Brisdion, a parent-carer and activist, age 44 from the New Forest, has released four new* ‘loo selfie’ photographs of herself sitting on a Closomat Wash-dry toilet, to raise awareness of the need for Changing Places. Ch...
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Cinemas are not making the cut for disabled people because of lack of Changing Places toilets.
Between 8.6 and 11.4 million people visit the cinema every month in the UK according to the Cinema Advertising Association (CAA). That is an astounding figure and one that will be making cinemas across the country handsome profits. Yet in an industry that showcases some of the most cutting-edge tech...
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Healthcare settings disabling patients through widespread lack of Changing Places toilets.
Regularly visiting healthcare settings such as hospitals, health clinics, GPs and therapy settings is something that many disabled people grow used to. Check ups, X-rays, medication reviews, sleep studies and admissions to hospital for operations or illness are often part and parcel. Given the natur...
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Lack of Changing Places toilets makes socialising incredibly difficult for disabled people
For hundreds of thousands of disabled people, the lack of Changing Places toilets (with changing bench and hoist) highlights just how ferociously society still disables and excludes them when it comes to socialising. Luda Balan, is 23 years old and lives in East Riding of Yorkshire. Luda has a condi...
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Lack of Changing Places toilets makes Christmas period difficult for disabled people
The festive season means work parties, Christmas meals, time off socialising with friends, shopping, pantomime, perhaps even a chance to get away on holiday. But for hundreds of thousands of disabled people and their families, the lack of Changing Places toilets (with changing bench and hoist) means...
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Changing Places – Campaigner views…
Sarah Brisdion is a writer, designer and Changing Places campaigner. She is mum and carer to Hadley, age 12. Hadley has cerebral palsy and is a full-time wheelchair user. He requires the use of Changing Places to meet his physical toileting needs. Along with many others, Sarah’s campaigning focuses...
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Alton Towers Resort
We helped Alton Towers Resort, Britain’s number one theme park, with a new Changing Places toilet in the Admissions Plaza area of the Theme Park. The hi-spec facility is a very welcome addition, providing disabled guests with quick access to a hoist-assisted accessible toilet and changing facilities...
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Ullapool Harbour Trust
A radio show item about the misery thousands of disabled people face if they need a WC away from home has inspired Ullapool Harbour Trust to prove that where there’s a will, there’s a way to improve accessibility. As a result, disabled people in the local community and visitors can head to the port,...
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