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Changing Places
     
Accessible Sign   Getting out and about in the local area and being part of their community can be really difficult for many adults, children and their carers, because they are unable to use the standard accessible toilets provided. Wiltshire Council is committed to making sure there are toilet facilities that everyone can use and is proud to support the national Changing Places campaign.
     
What makes Changing Places different?
     
Accessible Facilities   Changing Places facilities are toilets open to the public, that are accessible with enough space to move around in, and with the right equipment.

They have a centrally placed toilet with drop down rails, height adjustable changing bench, ceiling track hoist and a shower.
     
Who are they designed to be used by?
     
Person in a Wheelchair   In Wiltshire, Changing Places toilets are for use by people with severe physical and learning disabilities, those undergoing rehabilitation and anyone else who due to a disability or illness would benefit from using them.
     
Changing Places Standard equipment
     
User Guide   Each facility has a user friendly guide with instructions on how to use all of the equipment.
     
Hoist   If using the hoist you should bring your own sling and anything else you may need such as pads etc.
     
Planning a day out
     
Group of people   Lots of people need Changing Places facilities to help them enjoy day to day activities in their local communities.

Without Changing Places many people would not be able to leave their homes, to visit towns or take part within the community.
     
Wiltshire Outlined on a map   There are Changing Places around the country.

Wiltshire is leading the way to ensure that more of our community places have these facilities.
     
computer at the changing places website address   To help you plan a day out, the Changing Places has a website www.changingplaces.org which has a useful location finder showing where accessible facilities around the country.
     
Each Changing Places toilet has:
     
Accessible Sign  
  • Height adjustable changing bench
  • Full ceiling track hoist with a loop system (please bring your own sling)
  • Lots of space for the disabled person and up to two carers
  • Centrally placed toilet with room either side for the carers, drop down and grab rails
     
Diagram of Accessible facilities  
  • Screen or curtain for privacy
  • Wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench for hygiene
  • Large waste bin for disposal of nappies and pads
  • Slip resistant floor
     
Emergency Alarm – if you need help
     
Emergency Help Button   Each facility is fitted with an emergency pull chord alarm. This will summon help during normal working hours only
     
Person pointing at the open times for reception   When the building is open reception can provide emergency assistance.
     
Person pointing at the open times for reception   Out of opening hours the alarm is not monitored and no assistance is available.
     
Access arrangements – how to open
     
Key   You can open a Changing Places toilet by using a RADAR key 24 hours a day (unless otherwise stated).
The Radar Key is a national scheme that enables disabled people entry to accessible toilets (wide enough for wheel chair users)
The key can be bought from Disability Rights UK and some Tourist Information points.
     
Disability Rights UK Logo   Visit the Disability Rights UK online website shop http://disabilityrightsuk.org or telephone 020 7250 8181 or email them at shop@disabilityrightsuk.org
     
Locations – where you will find a Changing Places toilet
     
My area map  
  • County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge,BA14 8JN
  • Hillworth Park, Queens Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5HR (operated by Devizes Town Council)
  • The Olympiad Leisure Centre, Sadlers Mead, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3PA
  • Pewsey Library, Aston Close, Pewsey SN9 5EQ
  • Five Rivers Campus, Hulse Rd, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3NR
  • Springfield Campus, Beechfield Road, Corsham, SN13 9DN
  • Warminster Civic Centre, Sambourne Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8LB – (Key available from reception, operated by Warminster Town Council)
  • Devizes Leisure Centre
  • Southbroom Road, Devizes, SN10 5AB
  • The Nadder Centre Tisbury Campus Weaveland Road, Tisbury, SP3 6HJ
     
Further information
     
Information Sign   For further information about Changing Places facilities in Wiltshire please contact Wiltshire Council:
     
Telephone   Call: 0300 4560100
     
Email   Email: customerservices@wiltshire.gov.uk
     
County Hallin Trowbridge   Or ask at your nearest Wiltshire Council office, Campus or Library.
     
Thumbnail of changing places booklet   For information about Changing Places outside of Wiltshire please visit the Changing Places website: www.changing-places.org or click here to look at the Changing Places leaflet.