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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Would you set your coat on a dirty toilet floor? Of course not, so why are parents and carers expected to change their disabled relatives in similar conditions?

By joining the Firefly Community you are supporting the Space to Change campaign. You believe that people with disabilities deserve respect and dignity and the opportunity to be fully involved in life in your community.

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