Total approach to inclusivity creates an oasis at academy…

An educational trust focused on creating learning communities where everyone can realize their full potential is optimizing inclusivity at its latest Academy, with help from Total Hygiene.

The new £26m Oasis Academy Oldham is a centre specializing in maths and computing with business and enterprise. Designed by international award-winning architects Aegas, the building features state-of-the art resources in art, ICT, sports, leisure, and even personal hygiene, for pupils, staff and the wider community.

A key element in the ethos of enabling everyone is the inclusion of a hygiene room, with equipment supplied by leading disabled toileting solutions company Total Hygiene. Strategically located next to the learning support department, the room enables anyone who cannot use a conventional toilet to undertake their personal hygiene needs with the space, and equipment, they require. Large enough to accommodate a wheelchair and a carer, the room includes a mobile, height-adjustable changing bench, hoist and privacy screen, alongside the standard toilet and washbasin.

The Academy’s aim is to ensure that all its students achieve their full potential, according to their needs. If a student has special educational needs (SEN), the Academy will take every reasonable step to identify and meet them. Including a hygiene room from the very beginning is just one small, but vital, step towards meeting those needs.

Founded over 50 years ago,Total Hygiene is the UK’s largest supplier of disabled toileting solutions, and the only one to offer in house design guidance, supply, install, commissioning and maintenance. Its expertise in the supply and install of hygiene rooms compliments the company’s involvement in the Changing Places campaign for specialist accessible toilets, which it sponsors. Changing Places toilets are similar to hygiene rooms, but open to the public at large, in locations including shopping centres and leisure venues.