The Changing Places
Consortium has launched its campaign on behalf of those
people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and
multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.
They need Changing Places toilets
with enough space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a
Without these facilities, families have to change
the person they care for on a cramped and dirty toilet floor. The alternative is to limit outings to a few short
hours - or to not go out at all.
- Changing Places Toilets
Changing Places Toilets are different to Standard Accessible Toilets they meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers with extra features such as a height adjustable adult sized changing bench
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Yes Sydney has it all and something for everyone, except one thing “Changing Places Toilet Facilities” for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
- ChangeAbility is new in Australia but what is it?
For those readers interested enough to find out about ChangeAbility I will explain the concept. Firstly it is the provision of fully accessible toilets. This statement probably leads you to ask the question. What is so special about a fully accessible toilet surely we have thousands of fully accessible disabled toilets in Australia? Unfortunately that would be wrong there are just 10 of them.
- ChangeAbility how far is Australia behind?
The lifespan of the average Australian is becoming longer with each generation which means that there will be more people requiring Changeability toilets. It is possible that there are in Australia some standard accessible toilets that could be converted into fully accessible ones.