About Changing Places
The Changing Places toilet initiative is about having fully accessible facilities for people who are unable to use a standard toilet, making venues much more accessible for all.
In the UK, there are 11.4 million disabled people who require accessible toilets and over 230,000 people who need the additional support which Changing Places toilets provide. This can be broken down as follows:
- 130,000 older people
- 40,000 people with profound learning disabilities
- 30,000 people with Cerebral Palsy
- 13,000 people with acquired brain injury
- 8,500 people with Multiple Sclerosis
- 8,000 people with Spina Bifida
- 500 people with Motor Neurone Disease
Astor-Bannerman are experts and manufacturers of specialist changing, hoisting and moving and handling equipment. In collaboration with our partners aveso, we support the Changing Places toilet campaign by offering expert advice, services and solutions to venues.
What are the Changing Places requirements?
Changing Places toilets are larger than standard disabled/accessible toilets and include additional equipment and items which allow people with various and complex disabilities to the use the toilet safely and comfortably. It is important that these features are all installed to make sure the toilet meets requirements and is suitable for those who need it most.
REQUIRED CHANGING PLACES EQUIPMENT:
- Ceiling track hoist for full room coverage
- Adult size height adjustable changing table
- Peninsular WC
- Height adjustable wash basin
- Privacy Screen
- Emergency alarm system
- Grab rails and drop-down support rails
- Hand drying equipment
- Large waste bin and sanitary/medical waste disposal bin
- Full-length mirror
- Large paper/couch roll and dispenser
CHANGING PLACES TOILET ROOM DESIGN
The British Standard BS8300-2-2018 Code of Practice states that Changing Places toilets should be provided in addition to standard accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. They should be in all new publicly accessible buildings such as transport hubs, shopping centres, concert halls, hospitals, church halls, educational facilities, residential establishments, civic centres, arenas and stadiums.
The team at Astor-Bannerman are experts in the provision of Changing Places toilets and accessible design, on hand to guide you through the planning stage, installation and maintenance of the facility.
Typical Changing Places toilet design for a 3x4m (12sqm) room.
How can we help?
Changing Places Toilets by Aveso
Aveso is a joint partnership between Astor-Bannerman and OpeMed. Together, we are the official sponsor & manufacturer of the Changing Places campaign. Through our continued dedication to Changing Places, we’ve been lucky enough to build some fantastic business relationships with numerous large and high profile organisations which has resulted in new facilities being installed at:
- Asda & Tesco
- Welcome Break
- National Trust
- Premier League Football Stadia
- Network Rail
- Amusement Parks
- Shopping Centres
Contact us today to see how we can help you install a fully accessible Changing Places facility
Changing Places useful guides and downloads
CHANGING PLACES CASE STUDIES
The Government has confirmed today that £30m of funding to increase the number of Changing Places toilets in England will be distributed by local authorities. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government issued a press release today confirming the plan to...
When designing a Changing Places Toilet, understanding your venue and how the facility will be accessed and used is key to selecting the right equipment. For public venues, choosing equipment that has been designed to be robust and low in maintenance demand is a...
In the thousands of installations we have completed, we have very rarely come across a project we could not create a fixing solution for. With over 20 years industry experience our specialists can ensure Ceiling Track is installed safely into every...
The Astor Invincible Changing Table is the first height adjustable changing table designed specifically for use in Changing Places Toilets. The Astor Invincible has been designed to address the very unique requirements of a public toilet & changing venue with...
Tesco has significantly raised the profile of the UK’s Changing Place campaign with national advertising celebrating the installation of 100 Changing Place toilets in its network of stores. Last week the supermarket giant released press and tv advertising highlighting...
We often get asked what is an XY Ceiling Hoist System or H Track Ceiling Hoist System? (also known as an XY Overhead Hoist or an XY Hoist). XY or H Frame Systems are the most common means of mounting a Ceiling Hoist. Consisting of two fixed lengths of track running...