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New public buildings to have Changing Places toilets

accessible toilets

UK: New, or majorly refurbished, large buildings used by the public must have Changing Places toilets for severely people with disabilities, under the UK government proposals announced on 12 May 2019

The proposals are expected to add the toilets to more than 150 new buildings a year, including shopping centres, supermarkets, cinemas, stadiums and arts venues.

Changing Places toilets are larger accessible toilets for severely people with disabilities, with equipment such as hoists, curtains, adult-sized changing benches and enough space for carers.

There are over 1,300 Changing Places toilets in the UK, up from just 140 in 2007, but more are needed to support the more than a quarter of a million people who need them in the UK.

Without access to these toilets, it can be challenging for people to enjoy daily activities.