The City of Wolverhampton Council's Civic Centre now has a Changing Places toilet, designed for use by people with a disability and the fifth facility to open in the city.

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Standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with a disability. Changing Places toilets provide extra equipment and space to enable people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, or physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis, to use them safely and comfortably.

The Changing Places toilet, on the ground floor near the rear entrance, has been developed as part of the FutureSpace work, and joins other facilities located at the Neil Dougherty Centre, Brickkiln Centre, Action for Independence and The Way Youth Zone.

Each offers a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench and a tracking hoist or mobile hoist, as well as adequate space for the disabled person and up to two carers.

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "I am delighted that we have been able to introduce a Changing Places toilet at the Civic Centre - as well as four other locations around Wolverhampton - to support local residents with disabilities."

The new facilities will soon be added to the Changing Places Type=links;Linkid=10630;Title=website;Target=_blank; which will indicate days and times of availability.

  • released: Thursday 28 June, 2018