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Benefitting from unprecedented levels of investment in recent years, Rochdale town centre is currently undergoing a £250 million improvement programme

Astor-Bannerman are pleased to be committed to assisting with their accessible Changing Places developments as part of this huge project. 

The Riverside One Building project included supply and installation of the Mona Mobile Changing Bench and A2B XY Ceiling Track Hoist for full room coverage

As the number of Changing Placesin 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.

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 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.

Changing Places include a changing table, hoist and room for 2 carers and are vital facilities for disabled people and their families. They provide a safe and comfortable place to go to the toilet and receive the care needed. Without Changing Places, care becomes virtually impossible and often families have to care for loved ones on dirty toilet floors or stay at home.

A2B Ceiling Hoist & Mona Changing Bench

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 tablein 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.

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.

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”.

For over 20 years’ Astor-Bannerman has built an exceptional reputation within the Social Services and Local Authority Sectors where it is held in the highest regard.

As specialists in design, manufacture and installation of assisted baths, hoists and changing equipment, Astor-Bannerman offer free site surveys, home demonstrations, expert advice, quotations, CAD room layouts, OT team meetings and much more with no obligation.

To see how Astor-Bannerman could help with your Changing Places and home adaptations contact ustoday and make use of many of the free serviceswe provide.For more information on the full range of bathing solutions available, call 01242 820820, email sales@astorbannerman.co.ukor visit www.astorbannerman.co.uk“