Space To Change builds on the basic provision of a wheelchair-accessible toilet, with the space and equipment to enable personal care hygienically, OFF the floor.
The concept of Space To Change toilets arose from users, the tens of thousands of people who need extra space and equipment to help their loved one with their toilet requirements away from home.
Space To Change toilets bridge the gap between typical ‘Document M’ accessible toilets and the ultimate, a Changing Places facility (see our Changing Places section).
A Space To Change toilet is meant as a minor upgrade/ refurbishment, to overcome the issues campaigners consistently face when asking for Changing Places: issues of space and cost. Legally providers have to offer at least a wheelchair-accessible toilet*, all they need to do is add into that an adult-sized changing bench and hoist.
*Building Regulations Approved Document M 2015 section 5
11million registered disabled people in UK
1.5m of those use a wheelchair
6.5million people with a bowel problem
1.2million people living with stroke
30,000 people with cerebral palsy
13,000 people with acquired brain injuries
8,500 people with multiple sclerosis
5,000 people with motor neurone disease
8,000 people with spina bifida
1.5million people with a learning disability
We are the only specialist manufacturer and supplier of accessible bathroom/ toilet equipment to offer clients a complete, compliant project management service.
Fully CDM (Construction Design & Management) 2015 compliant, our service gives you the peace of mind that our element of your project will be executed in an efficient, professional and timely manner, to all relevant Standards and Regulations.
Our service encompasses design advice site survey, installation, and commissioning.
If required, we can also offer subsequent service, repair and maintenance: see our service page for further details.
Claire Haymes joined the Closomat team in 2011, bringing a skillset that ensures a timely, efficient and professional delivery of your away from home disabled toilet facility, be it Changing Places, Space to Change or a hygiene room.
Claire is CDM Compliance & Project Co-Ordinator, being fully trained in all relevant aspects. She is also qualified to Level 3 in moving and handling procedures.
Claire is primarily office-based, to execute all administrative elements of your project, from arranging site surveys through quotes to install, commissioning, and, if required, subsequent service & maintenance.