Changing Places News
Network Rail – London Victoria Station
During a major refurbishment of the toilets at London Victoria station, Closomat was commissioned by Network Rail to install a full Changing Places toilet, ensuring the new facilities are truly inclusive. The facility sits alongside the station’s other accessible toilets, at street level on the ‘Sus...Read more
Closomat was tasked by the NEC in Birmingham to provide a hi-spec Changing Places facility, to mirror the organisation’s commitment to making events accessible for all. It was designed to meet the highest standards possible, replacing a conventional toilet with a Palma Vita wash and dry WC, co...Read more
Why Kerrie is desperate for Changing Places in theatres
Kerrie Nicholson is a freelance theatre blogger and podcast host, who works under the banner ‘Wheelie Stagey’. As well as contributing to publications in the arts and beyond, she is particularly passionate about raising awareness of and championing better accessibility and inclusivity in theatre due...Read more
Carers Week 2023: our voices still desperately need to be heard.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It is also to help people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities, to identify a...Read more
Wheelchair Rugby European Championship enjoyed by hundreds of disabled fans thanks to access at Principality Stadium
The Wheelchair Rugby European Championships recently drew to a close in Cardiff, after an enthralling tournament including eight national teams. It resulted in a silver medal for Great Britain (just losing out to France in the final), who comfortably qualified for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Wh...Read more
Legoland joy for family from Devon
To celebrate Changing Places Awareness Day 2022, we ran a giveaway offering free tickets to one of the top 15 attractions in the UK with a Changing Places toilet by Closomat. One of our lucky winners was Coldi Riches, from Teignmouth in Devon, who chose tickets to Legoland, Windsor, for her young fa...Read more
Could you hold it in for over nine hours to watch live music?
My name is Faith Martin, I’m a 21-year-old music journalist, disability campaigner and live music lover who also uses Changing Places toilets. I live in Portsmouth, a lively seaside city with a vibrant music scene, but I travel all over the UK to watch the artists I follow. My favourites include: Wo...Read more
Changing Places and occupational justice
This World Toilet Day, Occupational Therapist, Samantha Shann explores the right to safe sanitation for all and what that means for disabled people and their families, here in the UK. Everyone has occupational rights, including access to clean, appropriate toilet and sanitation facilities, which is...Read more
And the winner is…
Over the past month, we have been running a giveaway to win tickets to visit one of 15 top attractions we have installed a Changing Places toilet for! We’ve received so many comments – it has been great to hear how the facilities we’ve installed have been making an incredible difference to those who...Read more
Closomat helped leading supermarket chain, Morrisons plc, add an additional four Changing Places to its accessible customer toilet provision. The new facilities have been supplied and installed by Closomat at the Cheltenham, Starbeck (Harrogate), Festival Park (Stoke on Trent) and Little Clacton (Cl...Read more
Giveaway for Changing Places Awareness Day – Free tickets to one of 15 top UK attractions (with a Changing Places toilet by Closomat)!
**This competition has now ended** Click here for more details. To celebrate Changing Places Awareness Day, changing places users, their families and carers, and of course our amazing customers, we are giving away an abso-loo-tely fabulous prize! You’ll find us over on social media offering one luc...Read more
191 Local Authorities Win Share of £23.5m Fund to Install Over 500 Changing Places Toilets
The news that 191 local authorities in England have been granted funding from central government to install Changing Places facilities, is being widely celebrated by the disabled and caring communities. The £23.5m worth of grants will see the addition of approximately 513 Changing Places toilets (wi...Read more