Space to Change
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
Why do we need Space to Change Toilets?
11m 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
8,500 people with multiple sclerosis
5,000 people with motor neurone disease
8,000 people with spina bifida
13,000 people with acquired brain injuries
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.