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.

What is a Space to Change toilet facility?

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 (Building Regulations Approved Document M 2015 section 5), all they need to do is add into that an adult-sized changing bench and hoist.

  • A Space To Change toilet is 7.5m2 (3m x 2.5m)
  • Adult-sized changing bench Hoist
  • As per a conventional wheelchair- accessible toilet i.e. close-coupled WC, washbasin and taps, grab rails, alarm pull cord, sanitary dispenser, waste bin, mirror, sanitary disposal bin, shelf and wall hook. Paper towel dispenser or hand dryer
What is a Space to Change toilet facility?

Why do we need Space to Change Toilets?

11m registered disabled people in UK

11m registered disabled people in UK

1.5m of those use a wheelchair

1.5m of those use a wheelchair

6.5million people with a bowel problem

6.5million people with a bowel problem

1.2million people living with stroke

1.2million people living with stroke

30,000 people with cerebral palsy

30,000 people with cerebral palsy

62,000 amputees

62,000 amputees

8,500 people with multiple sclerosis

8,500 people with multiple sclerosis

5,000 people with motor neurone disease

5,000 people with motor neurone disease

8,000 people with spina bifida

8,000 people with spina bifida

13,000 people with acquired brain injuries

13,000 people with acquired brain injuries

1.5million people with a learning disability

1.5million people with a learning disability

Project Management

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.

Project Management

Meet our experts

Kelvin Grimes

Installation Specialist

Claire Haymes

Compliance & Project Co-Ordinator

To discuss your project please call 0800 374 076 or email: changingplaces@closomat.co.uk