Space to Change

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The Space to Change concept has been developed to ensure that the personal hygiene needs of children and adults who need changing and lifting facilities for their personal care are met when away from home, as much as possible.

The British Standards recommended Changing Places provision is preferred where possible and provides space and equipment for people unable to use the conventional wheelchair-accessible toilets.

Space to Change provides alternative guidance where space is restricted, more likely to be the case in small buildings and refurbishments.

It encompasses a 7.5m2+ (3m x 2.5m min) wheelchair-accessible toilet that further includes an adult-sized changing bench and a hoist.

Space to Change Typical Layout
Space to Change Typical Layout

Even in #tightspaces there is room to provide a #benchandhoist

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Campaign Facts

  • 97% of families said changing my child is a problem
  • 86% of families said we’ve had to leave a venue early
  • 99% of families are more likely to visit a venue with better facilities
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Tesco, Castlereagh Road in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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