Changing Places UK

We want to see Changing Places Toilets installed in all public venues, so that everyone, regardless of their access needs or disability or reliance on the assistance of carers or specialist equipment, can use a toilet facility with dignity and hygienically!

The Changing Places Toilet UK Consortium campaign on behalf of the thousands of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, and the many other disabled people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. Providing Changing Places toilets in public places makes a dramatic difference to the lives of thousands of people who desperately need these facilities.

Changing Places toilets have enough space for disabled people and their carers, and the right equipment.

The toilets provide:

  • The right equipment
  • A height adjustable changing bench
  • A tracking hoist system
  • Adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers
  • A centrally placed toilet with room either side for the carers
  • A screen or curtain to allow the disabled person and carer some privacy
  • A safe and clean environment
  • Wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench
  • A large waste bin for disposable pads
  • A non-slip floor.
  • A colostomy shelf.

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities or with physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably.

These needs are met by Changing Places toilets. Changing Places toilets enable anyone, regardless of their disability, to go to the shops, attend hospital appointments, enjoy community life, socialise and travel – all the things that most of us take for granted every day. Changing Places toilets should be provided in addition to standard accessible toilets.

We would like to see Changing Places toilets installed in the following types of venues:

• City and Town centres
• Shopping centres
• Arts and Cultural venues, such as museums, galleries and theatres
• Hospitals
• Transport hubs such as train stations, airports and motorway service stations
• Leisure complexes
• Sports stadiums
• Arenas
• Entertainment venues, such as pubs & restaurants
• Attractions, such as theme parks and zoos

We review plans and provide advice in relation to Changing Places toilets. PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) co-chair the Changing Places toilet campaign and lead the campaign in Scotland. We provide a register of all of the Changing Places toilets in the UK, which can be found on our online map Changing Places Toilets (



PAMIS Head Office
7 Luna Place
United Kingdom

Phone: 0330 818 1081

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