As the number of Changing Places in the UK currently stands at 972 we creep ever closer to the magical 1,000 mark.
Last week Rochdale Borough Council contributed by installing an accessible Changing Places toilet in their new Number One Riverside Building for members of the public to use.
Benefitting from unprecedented levels of investment in recent years, Rochdale town centre is currently undergoing a £250 million improvement programme and Astor-Bannerman are pleased to be committed to assisting with their accessible Changing Places developments as part of this huge project.
The team at Astor-Bannerman worked with Rochdale Borough Council to install a brand new Changing Places toilet at Number One Riverside. As well as being home to Rochdale Borough Council offices, this publically accessible multi-use award-winning public building also incorporates a number of facilities for the public to enjoy including library, coffee shop, conference rooms customer information point and more.
The new Changing Places toilet at Number One Riverside is located on the ground floor and is a large 12sqm space giving comfort and privacy as well as vital specialist equipment to care for disabled visitors.
With an XY ceiling track hoist system for full room coverage, transfer from wheelchair to toilet and changing bench is made much easier.
The ‘Mona’ adult size height adjustable mobile changing table in the new Changing Places toilet is easily adjusted in height using a food pedal and allows for easy and comfortable changing of continence pads and/or clothing.Changing_Places_at_Number_One_Riverside_Rochdale_-_Mona_Mobile_Changing_Bench.jpg
Also included are the usual items found in a Changing Places toilet such as wash hand basin, paper couch roll, non-slip flooring, emergency alarm cord, grab rails, mirror etc. For the full list of items, take a look at our Changing Places Requirements page.
Catherine Alexander from the Wirral is a Muscular Dystrophy Trailblazer and explained why Changing Places are so important to her,
“I am unable to weight-bear at all, so I need a changing table and hoist to be able to use the bathroom safely and with dignity. Otherwise I have to wait until I go home, which often means I have to cut short my trip out”.
The official opening of the new Rochdale Changing Places took place on 25th April and is now open to the public as follows,
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday to Sunday 9:30am to 5pm
Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU
Read about how Astor-Bannerman can help with your accessible facilities as manufacturers of the required specialist equipment and co-sponsors of the Changing Places campaign and contact us today for a FREE no obligation site survey and demonstration.